Marriage and Family Therapy (M.S.)

Center of Applied Psychological & Family Studies

Thank you for your interest in the Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy at The Family Institute. The Master's program is accredited by Northwestern University through The Center for Applied Psychological & Family Studies.

Regarded as one of the nation's leading programs of its kind, the program attracts a talented and diverse cohort of students from around the world. As a student, you will enjoy a unique educational experience, training with expert therapists in an experiential learning environment. Your learning experience will give you the knowledge and skills you need to work with clients and their unique challenges – all with the goal to strengthen and heal families from all walks of life.

You will earn a Master of Science degree from Northwestern University that combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. As a graduate, you are expected to exhibit a beginning level of competence with a variety of presenting problems, to utilize the Integrative Systemic Therapy framework to integrate knowledge from the field into practice and to demonstrate multi-cultural sensitivity and ethical competence in your work. If you are looking for an education that is rooted in evidence-based therapies, research and hands-on experience, then you have found your home here at our Marriage and Family Therapy Master's program.

Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
Department Chair
Director of Graduate Studies