Hofstra University

Marriage & Family Therapy Program
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The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy is a 54 credit Masters degree which provides the skills necessary to function as a marriage and family therapist. The program at Hofstra combines classroom instruction with intensive field experience and includes individual supervision in a field setting. The program, which was approved by the New York State Education Department in 1982, has been designated by that Department as licensure-qualifying for New York's license in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Nancy Cohan
Department Emphasis
  • 100% Marriage & Family Therapy
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

202 Hagedorn Hall
119 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
United States

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Graduate Program
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Historical and Sociocultural Aspects of Family Development and Theory
  • Couple Therapy
  • Sexual Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Seminar: Family Therapy I
  • Seminar: Diagnosis, Assessment and Intervention in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Individual Supervision in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Families in Transition
  • Family Lifecycle Development
  • Family Law and Ethics
  • Overview of the DSM
  • Counseling and Helping Relationships
  • Cognitive Behavioral Counseling and Psychotherapy
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
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.