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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. 

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
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The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in Marriage and Family Therapy degree program is designed for master's level professional counselors who wish to pursue advanced study in marriage and family therapy. Based on their previous educational and supervised clinical experiences, students will be required to complete a minimum of 24 graduate credits in marriage and family therapy. Course work meets the educational requirements for licensure in marriage and family therapy in New Jersey.

Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The primary mission of the MFT Program is the educationalpreparation of Marriage and Family Therapists who will be competent to address the current and emerging mental health needs of children, couples and families in diverse communities. The vision of the program is that graduates will be prepared to meet the challenges of a competitive, diverse, complex, and evolving mental health care practice environment; that they will be competent and ethical clinicians; and that they will lead the way in standard of care practices and mental health care outcomes. At the completion of the program graduates will have all the educational requirements for licensure in the State of New Jersey. The Professional Diploma in Marriage and Family Therapy is a practitioner oriented terminal degree with a focus on Human Systems and relationships. The program fosters professional advancement and excellence that provides graduates with high level training that supports the needs of our communities of interest, while focusing on inclusion, diversity, and cultural issues across all settings in which clinical and supervisory services are provided. Graduates of the M.F.T. program will be trained to work in multiple settings on multiple levels in agencies, treatment facilities, medical facilities, and other locations that provide clinical services. Graduates will be sufficiently trained to develop their own clinical programs, private practices, and educational trainings related to the therapeutic community

Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The Family and Child Studies Department provides students with a greater understanding of multiple ways of knowing families and children in various contexts. It enables students to critically analyze the literature and to keep abreast of trends in research. The faculty creates a learning environment that supports and encourages the development of forward thinking practitioners and educators who work with families and children in a variety of settings. The department of Family and Child Studies examines multiple ways of knowing families and individuals over the life course in various socio-cultural contexts. Power, diversity, and social justice are analyzed through an interdisciplinary and critical approach.

Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Master's
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Early Childhood - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Doctoral
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Older Adults (Gerontology) - Undergraduate
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