Virginia Tech University–Falls Church

Department of Human Development
CFLE Approved
Last Updated

The master's program in MFT at Virginia Tech prepares students to be family therapists who are well grounded in systems theory and research methods and who are competent to diagnose and treat mental illness. Students have the opportunity to receive intensive supervision of their clinical work with a broad range of individuals, couples and families at the program's Center for Family Services and in community agencies. A number of our graduates go on for doctoral study in MFT or related fields. The masters program is located in Falls Church, VA, an urban and culturally diverse suburb of Washington, DC. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Eric E McCollum
Department Emphasis
  • 100% Family Therapy
Campus Enrollment
1,200
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

7054 Haycock Road
Marriage & Family Therapy Program
Falls Church, VA 22043
United States

Phone Number
703-538-8460
Graduate Program
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Systems Theory and Family Therapy
  • Clinical Marriage & Family Therapy I (Structural/Strategic Approaches)
  • Clinical Marriage & Family Therapy II (Constructivist Approaches)
  • Clinical Marriage & Family Therapy III (Diagnosis and Treatment in the Family Context)
  • Clinical Marriage & Family Therapy IV (Special Topics)
  • Perspectives on Human Sexuality
  • Marriage and Family Therapy Techniques
  • Life-Span Human Development
  • Multicultural Family Therapy
  • Professional Seminar in MFT (Ethics)
  • Research Thesis
  • Independent Study
  • Practicum in MFT
  • Research Methods
  • Advanced Research Methods
Graduate Accreditations/Approval
CFLE,COAMFTE
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
Masters Comments

The marriage and family therapy masters degree program prepares students to be family therapists who are well-grounded in systems theory and research methods and who are competent to diagnose and treat mental illness. Students have the opportunity to receive intensive supervision of their clinical work with a broad range of individuals, couples, and families at the programs Center for Family Services.

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.