Edgewood College

Department of Graduate Psychology
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The master's in Marriage and Family Therapy is designed to promote sensitivity to change and to advance professional competency in the field in a manner that fosters leadership, clinical proficiency, ethical sensitivity, and respect for diversity to better enable our graduates to be of service to the people in their communities. The program's basic orientation is the General Systems paradigm within which students are exposed to the structural, strategic, and systematic approaches, in addition to the other major modalities of the discipline.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Will Hunter
Department Emphasis
  • 100% Family Therapy
Campus Enrollment
2,400
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

1000 Edgewood College Drive
Marriage & Family Therapy Program
Madison, WI 53711
United States

Phone Number
608-663-4255
Graduate Program
Graduate Director
Dr. Peter Fabian
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Introduction to Systems Theories
  • Introduction to Marital and Family Therapy
  • Diversity in Human and Family Development
  • Psychopathology and Personality
  • Marital and Family Therapy II
  • Special Issues in Systems Therapy
  • Human Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction
  • Assessment in Marital and Family Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Research Methods
  • Clinical Practicum I, II, & III
  • Research in Family Therapy I & II
  • Substance Abuse
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
Masters Comments

The Masters of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy is a 48 credit program of study. Included is a 12 month internship with a minimum of 500 clinical contact hours with a variety of clients from the community, including multi-problem families. Trainees are encouraged to select and specialize in an approach that best fits their own clinical style. The program emphasizes a broad blend of theoretical and therapeutic approaches, with a primary goal of clinical excellence in training in the field of marriage and family therapy. The program is based on national and state standards for course and clinical content and will prepare students to apply for credentialing in Wisconsin as Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.The Marriage and Family Therapy Master's Program at Edgewood College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).

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.