Springfield College's marriage and family therapy program has been preparing students for careers in the field of marriage and family therapy for over 20 years. Offering both a master's degree and a certificate of advanced graduate study, the program provides students an opportunity to gain comprehensive understanding of family systems theory, exposure to the various schools of marriage and family therapy, and training in the skills necessary for the provision of marriage and family therapy in a variety of clinical settings. The program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis and courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening for those who work during the day. The program also offers a mental health counseling option for those interested in applying for licensure as both a mental health counselor and marriage and family therapist. This option requires 61 credits for an M.Ed. and 70 credits for an M.S.