Chapman University

Marriage & Family Therapy Program
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The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy program provides a solid foundation for practice as a marriage and family therapist. This program meets the educational requirements for licensure in California and is one of the only seven programs in the sstate that is accredited by the Commission on Accredidation for Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFTE). The program includes a substantial practicum component in which the students spend on full year working under the supervision of licensed mental health professionals in a state-of-the-art onsite therapy training clinic. Students in this program complete a minimum of 60 credits.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Cassidy Manton, M.S., LMFT
Department Emphasis
  • 100% Family Therapy
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
United States

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Graduate Program
Graduate Director
Dr. Naveen Jonathan
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Assessment of Individuals and Families
  • Research and Bibliographic Methods
  • Psychopharmacology for MFTs
  • MFT Theories I and II
  • Couple Therapy
  • Diagnosis & Treatment of Children/Ado
  • Advanced Psychopathology & Diagnosis
  • Crisis Management and Clinical Process
  • Ethics and Professional Issues for MFTs
  • Assessment & Treatment of Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Advanced Theoretical Applications
  • Assessment & Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Life Cycle and Aging
  • Multicultural Issues in Therapy
  • Public Mental Health
  • Career Counseling
  • Practicum I and II
Graduate Accreditations/Approval
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
Masters Comments

Applications are due February 1 for fall admission and November 1 for spring admission.  Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university.  Those with an undergraduate major other than psychology must complete 4 specific prerequisite requirements.  The GRE is required for applicants with an undergraduate GPA below a 3.3.  Financial assistance is available for qualified students and there are a few fellowships offered each admission cycle to recruit our top candidates.  Please visit our website for additional information about the application process and program requirements.

CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.