Marriage and Family Therapy (M.S.)

Counselor Education & Family Therapy Department

The Master's Program in Marriage & Family Therapy at Central Connecticut State University, conveniently located off major highways in the center of the state, offers both part- and full-time study opportunities for persons interested in pursuing a career in marriage and family therapy. The program is nationally accredited by AAMFT's Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

The mission of the CCSU MFT Program is to provide quality training in MFT education that promotes entry-level competence at the point of graduation. The program is committed to advancing and disseminating the Metaframeworks paradigm as a valued systemic basis for teaching and practicing marriage and family therapy, promoting culturally-informed and respectful systemic mental health practice, and promoting leadership in the MFT field among our students, faculty, and graduates.

The MFT program's intensive 51-credit hour specialization is designed to provide students with a solid theoretical background as a foundation for intensive clinical training in systemic approaches to human problems. The curriculum is designed to meet the academic requirements for Connecticut Licensure for Marital and Family Therapists and AAMFT Clinical Membership.

Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), New England Commission of Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE)
Department Chair
Director of Graduate Studies