Seton Hall University

Department of Professional Psychology & Family Therapy
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The Department of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy in the College of Education and Human Services at Seton Hall University contains two Marriage and Family Therapy programs (M.S.and Ed.S.). The Master's of Science (M.S.) and Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) programs in Marriage and Family Therapy are both part and full-time study opportunities for persons interested in pursuing a career in marriage and family therapy. The M.S. is a 60 credit hour specialization designed to prepare beginning level professionals by providing a firm theoretical foundation and intensive clinical training with a diversity of individuals, couples, and families. The M.S. also meets the educational requirements for licensure as a clinical alcohol and drug counselor in New Jersey. The Ed.S. program is a 39 credit hour specialization designed for professionals who possess a master's degree in a related field and who would like to specialize in MFT. Both programs are nationally accredited by AAMFTs Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).  The M.S.and Ed.S., are designed to meet the academic requirements for New Jersey Licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy. The faculty consists of AAMFT Approved Supervisors and licensed MFTs who are highly knowledgeable and passionate about their work with couples and families. 

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Ben Beitin
Department Emphasis
  • 100% Family Therapy
Campus Enrollment
9,000
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

400 South Orange Ave.
South Orange, NJ 07079
United States

Phone Number
973-761-9450
Graduate Program
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Tests and Measurements
  • Personality Theory
  • Psychology of Human Development
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Biological Bases of Behavior
  • Couple and Family Dynamics: Systemic Perspectives
  • Applied Research Methods & Analysis
  • Family Assessment Techniques
  • Social Psychology
  • Human Sexuality
  • Gender and Ethnicity in the Family
  • Seminar in Systemic Therapies
  • Couple and Family Systems Techniques I & II
  • Seminar in Ethical and Legal Issues: A Systemic Approach
  • Seminar in Psychopathology and Systemic Diagnoses
  • Pre-Praticum
  • Practicum
  • Internship in Couples and Family Therapy I & II
Graduate Accreditations/Approval
COAMFTE
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Psychological Studies with a Concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy
Masters Comments

In both the M.S. and the Ed.S., the curriculum begins with foundation courses and follow the COAMFTE standard curriculum (theory, techniques, developmental, research, internship). Students also complete coursework in addiction treatment. Students are involved clinically throughout the program. A diverse group of students pursue a systemic, multicultural emphasis in training. The Ed.S. is a post-master's degree for those with a relevant master's who wish to re-specialize in marriage and 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.