Marriage and Family Therapy (M.S.)

Department of Marriage & Family Therapy

If you're looking for premier training in preserving marriage and strengthening families, you've come to the right place. Our Master of Science degree in marriage and family counseling/therapy is aimed at preparing students to think and practice therapy from a systemic perspective. Throughout the curriculum, students are trained to address family structure and dynamics with direct experience in family violence, sexual abuse and substance-related issues that affect the system and subsystems.

While many training programs offer online degrees and part-time opportunities, our program is a full-time, cohort experience that provides all of your clinical and supervisory hours, so you don't have to create your own. Being a part of a cohort, you have a sounding board that aids self-reflection, you have consistent study partners, and you are able to consult on cases together. The program begins once a year in August, so you will join a group of students who you will get to know in each of your classes and through your practicum placements spanning the entirety of the program. Learning beyond the classroom Make direct clinical application of what you are learning to real life clients while having weekly supervision for those same cases. Completion of the program requires a minimum of 500 face-to-face client contact hours, 200 of which must be family/relational. Two licensures, one program Students satisfying requirements for the degree will be academically prepared to proceed toward the marriage and family therapy license in respective states. We offer two additional courses embedded into the program to meet the academic requirements for LPC. Therefore our students can graduate and immediately pursue licensure for both LMFT & LPC.

Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Department Chair
Director of Graduate Studies