University of Akron
The Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy Program is a dually accredited master's and doctoral program (CACREP and COAMFTE). The master's degree entails 63 semester hours, and 500 direct clinical hours to graduate; the doctoral program is 120 semester hours (which may include transfer of appropriate master's level courses). Students must complete 1000 hours of direct client care to graduate, of which 500 hours may be brought in from a MFT master's degree. Students who complete the master's degree curriculum are eligible to sit for the MFT and PC licenses in the state of Ohio. Students admitted into the doctoral program must complete a dissertation for completion of their degrees. Initial clinical hours for both degrees are completed at the Clinic for Individual and Family Therapy, a clinic that serves the urban area.