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Western Seminary offers the Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy. The program is 73 semester units. Courses in marital and family therapy comprise 60 units. While Bible,Theology and Spiritual Formation comprise the remaining 13 units. The program meets all of the necessary requirements for licensure in the State of California. The program is thoroughly grounded in a biblical worldview. Based on the Seminary's Christ-centered approach, theological reflection and spirituality are viewed as significant components in the therapeutic process. In particular, the Seminary underscores the necessity for a healthy sense of self and wholeness in Christ as vital for those desiring to counsel others in the ministry of family therapy. Students are also required to complete 20 hours of their own therapy while in the program. The program combines theoretical constructs with practical application both within the personal lives of students as well as in their future professional work.

Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The substantive focus of sociology at the University of Minnesota is to clarify the implications of stability and change within a framework of social action. The intent is to join the rich social scientific understandings of social and individual dynamics with wider issues of public concern. The vision informing our mission is of a proactive civic sociology, which draws attention to significant social issues and responds to the interests of the wider society. This vision of civic sociology is central to the future of the discipline and the departments educational mission. The department is committed to moving its concern with action and change across its multiple activities in education, in research, and in service. The department has seven primary areas of emphasis: Demography & Population Studies; Global, Transnational, & Comparative Sociology; Inequalities & Identities: Race, Gender, Sexuality, Class, Religion, & Nation; Law, Crime, Punishment, & Social Control; Life Course: Family, Education, & Well-being; Theory, Knowledge, & Culture; Work, Organizations, & Networks

Areas of Study
  • Community - Doctoral
  • Community - Master's
  • Community - Undergraduate
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Our mission of preparing future professionals to enrich the lives of others will be guided by the following goals and core principles:

  • Promote sustained recovery and wellness for all individuals and families through a continuum of care
  • Educate scientist-practitioners to facilitate therapeutic change in couples and families
  • Produce meaningful scholarship that is accessible to a wide audience
  • Develop authentic connections with students, colleagues, and community partners
  • Encourage self-reflection, accountability, and growth
  • Embrace diverse individuals and their communities
  • Enhance teaching, research, and outreach through ongoing clinical practice
  • Mentor emerging scholars and foster ongoing development of the science-practitioner model
Areas of Study
  • Community - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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Accredited Institute

The faculty in the Department of Child and Family Studies are experienced practitioners who understand the fields of Family Life Education and the many avenues of involvement and professional practice. Their experience includes teaching the early childhood and child-care settings, working as family life educators, directing programs and schools, serving as professional church workers in educational and parish settings, and practicing as marriage and family therapists. This faculty experience brings a breadth of knowledge and practice that enables each instructor to mentor and facilitate learning with a focus on real-life solutions to real-life problems informed by theory and research.

Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
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Accredited Institute

The mission of the Department of Child and Family Studies is to educate and inspire students to improve the lives of children, families, and communities. The department emphasizes a systemic approach that prepares students to become child and family human service and education professionals.

Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Master's
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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Accredited Institute

Our mission is to prepare professionals and leaders to improve the quality of individual, family, and community life through critical and creative thinking and effective communication.

Whether you pursue a degree in child & family studies or family & consumer sciences education, you will learn through vibrant programs led by faculty who enjoy teaching.

Areas of Study
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
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Accredited Institute

The Department of Child and Family Studies at Weber State University has the mission to utilize contemporary educational practices to prepare students to become Family Life Educators who respect diversity, use culturally competent practices, and apply their knowledge to create environments that enhance the lives healthy development of adults, children, and families over the lifespan. We have a very strong Family Studies major that has an applied focus, field experience and job focus at the undergraduate level. This has made a very strong candidate for MFT and other grad programs. Students are very well qualified to work in the social service fields and go on for Masters Degrees.

Areas of Study
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Early Childhood - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
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Accredited Institute

To prepare students for successful careers in the field of Social Sciences concentrating on Family & Child Studies professions.  The focus is on providing a curriculum that promotes competence in the areas of prevention, education, and intervention in the practice of professions that are human-development and social-work related, serving the well-being of individuals,  families, children, youth, and the elderly with a family orientation..

Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
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Accredited Institute

The HDFS program is a joint academic degree program sponsored by the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS).The HDFS curriculum prepares students to effectively engage with families in a variety of service settings, including: early childhood education and services; youth, adult and aging services; human and community-based services and programs; and health care settings. Our program also prepares students to critically analyze complex family issues, advocate for families in schools, communities, and in the policy arena, and address social factors contributing to and influencing family functioning, health, and well-being (e.g., poverty, immigration, family homelessness, family violence). Students are required to complete a 6-credit internship and integrate research training with service fieldwork. Such an experience is a critical component of HDFS student development and will further prepare our students for diverse careers in the human development and family science field.

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The Human Development and Family Studies concentrations are part of the Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education. These program areas prepare professionals through study, research, and practical experiences to enhance the quality of life and education for children, youth, adults, and families. Graduates are prepared to assume diverse roles in parent/family life education, child life, early childhood intervention, teaching, research, administration, and other professions requiring knowledge of human development and family life. The undergraduate and graduate programs are connected with the Certified Family Life Educator credential through the National Council on Family Relations and with Early Childhood Intervention certification through the state of Texas. We have had an active Child Life program since the 1980's, and we train public school teachers who certify in Family and Consumer Sciences. 

Areas of Study
  • Community - Undergraduate
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Master's
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Early Childhood - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Doctoral
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
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Accredited Institute

The mission of the Department of Marriage and Family Studies is to equip students to strengthen family relationships and solve personal and relational problems through child and family services or therapeutic intervention while cultivating Christian leadership and character in each student.

The undergraduate program in Child and Family Services accomplishes this mission through:

  • emphasizing the formation of healthy relationships and the promotion of optimal human development;
  • examining current research and theory regarding the normal issues with which individuals and families must contend as they grow and evolve;
  • creating opportunities for students to design, implement, and evaluate family life education programs; and
  • providing diverse practicum experiences that prepare students for future employment.

The graduate program in Marriage and Family Therapy accomplishes this mission through:

  • Emphasizing a Christocentric view of human nature and personal/relational problems within a context of diversity;
  • Providing a diverse clinical training experience;
  • Encouraging development of a professional identity by fostering involvement in the profession of marriage and family therapy; and
  • Creating a culture of research.
Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The mission of the Department of Marriage and Family at Fuller Theological Seminary is to prepare men and women for service in the fields of marital and family therapy, family life education, and marriage and family studies. We seek to accomplish this mission by offering an educational environment that fosters integrity and Christian vision. We prepare Christian men and women with clinical skills and academic training required for licensure or professional certification as marital and family therapists, and for certification as family life educators. The curriculum for the Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy (MSMFT) is designed to meet the academic requirements of Sections Section 4980.36 or 4980.37 of the State of California Business and Professions Code, and the curriculum for the MSMFT program offered at Fuller Arizona was designed to meet the requirements of Title 4, Chapter 6, Section R4-6-601 of the Arizona Administrative Code. The Master of Arts degree program in Family Studies (MAFS) is approved by the National Council on Family Relations as meeting the educational requirements toward Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation.

Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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Accredited Institute

Ours is a student-centered department offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in family science. Our graduate program offers emphasis areas in aging, adolescent development, couples and family therapy (master's level only), family finance and economics, and family processes (see http://fam.uky.edu/emphasis for more infomration). Our therapy program is fully accredited, and the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) credential is available for graduates of our bachelor's and master's programs. Within the department we have the Adolescent Development Lab and the Family Interaction Lab, we operate the Family Center with clinical and educational programming, and the departmemnt is affiliated with the college-wide Research Center for Families and Children.

Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Doctoral
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Master's
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Master's
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Older Adults (Gerontology) - Doctoral
  • Older Adults (Gerontology) - Master's
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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Accredited Institute

Human Development and Family Studies fosters an understanding of human development and interpersonal relationships through a multidisciplinary and ecological lens, inclusive of biological, psychological, sociological, socio-cultural, and international perspectives. The program recognizes and addresses the central role of diversity and interdependence among families and communities in the process of human development, and promotes basic and applied research, as well as practice, in the service of individuals, families, and society.

Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Master's
  • Community - Undergraduate
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Master's
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Doctoral
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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Accredited Institute

Openness, respect, curiosity, accountability, and a holistic view of clinical care - these are the guiding values of Seattle Pacific University's Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) master's degree. The mission of the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Seattle Pacific University is to provide the highest quality education and training in marriage and family therapy in a distinctively Christian context. Graduates of the master of science in marriage and family therapy (M.S.) program are prepared to: (1) Apply family systems theoretical models and clinical interventions to therapeutic work with individuals, couples, groups and families; (2) Examine personal and professional values and integrate them into an ethical practice of family therapy; (3) Demonstrate awareness of sociocultural and professional trends in the practice of psychotherapy. Students can complete the program in 2, 3 or 4 years. Classes are taken sequentially and most meet in the afternoon and evenings.

Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The Master's in Family and Consumer Sciences graduate program at Eastern Illinois University requires 32 hours (without a thesis) or 30 hours (with a thesis). There are four core courses that all students must complete: FCS 5450 (Supervision and Administration in FCS), FCS 5460 (Current Issues and Trends in FCS), FCS 5900 (Research Methods in FCS), and FCS 5901 (Statistics in FCS). In addition, each student chooses one of the following options to include in the program for a minimum of three and a maximum of six semester hours: Internship (FCS 5980), Independent Study (FCS 5990), or Thesis (FCS 5950). Either the comprehensive exam or thesis is required as the Certificate of Comprehensive Knowledge.

Students may develop an individualized graduate program with approved selection of courses in family services, consumer studies, textiles and nutrition. Applicants who have not completed a baccalaureate family and consumer sciences program will be expected to satisfy undergraduate deficiency course requirements in addition to their graduate course requirements. Potential undergraduate deficiency courses include FCS 1800 (Life Span Human Development), FCS 2100 (Personal Nutrition) and FCS 3300 (Consumer Education) or their approved equivalencies. The graduate coordinator and graduate admissions committee will identify any undergraduate deficits at the time the admission decision is made.

Master of Science in FCS hybrid-online program:

We are now offering a hybrid cohort Master's in FCS program that is primarily delivered in an online format. Each summer, 15 students will be accepted to begin a new cohort that runs for seven consecutive semesters. During the first summer, there is a two-week residency required and students will earn four credits. Students will be enrolled in six credit hours each semester and will take their comprehensive exams during the last semester. To be eligible for the program, students must be currently employed as an FCS teacher.

Mission statement:

The Master's in Family and Consumer Sciences is an applied graduate program that focuses on teaching, experiential learning, research, and theoretical application to improve our diverse, global society. Through an integrative approach, the Master's in FCS program advances critical thinking, reflective practice, knowledge, and communication skills. Graduates work in non-profit organizations, social service agencies, court advocacy, outreach programs, teaching, or go on to doctoral programs at other institutions.

Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
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The master's and credential programs in Counseling Psychology prepare competent professional counselors and therapists by broadening their bases of knowledge and by helping them develop the specific skills necessary for successful careers in the helping professions. The programs' emphases include cognitive-behavioral, family systems, lifespan development, and multicultural counseling perspectives. Individuals learn theories and effective practices for working with children, adults and their families in a variety of community mental health, school, work, and health settings.

Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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It is the intent of Education and Human Services to produce credentialed and licensed Christlike men and women who will actively pursue careers in service occupations, such as school, community, and marriage and family counseling through which lives may be healed and strengthened. Programs feature instruction by a qualified Christian faculty committed to the integration of faith with academic learning for living. The Department is supported by an on-campus Center for Marriage and Family Studies, directed by Dr. Gary Oliver and Dr. Greg Smalley, well-known authors of several books in the field. JBU is an interdenominational, evangelical, private Christian University.

Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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Loma Linda University, a health sciences institution, is located approximately 60 miles east of downtown Los Angeles and just south of San Bernardino, California. Within the graduate school is the Department of Counseling and Family Sciences, and the Loma Linda University Marital and Family Therapy Program. Started in 1971, the LLU Marital and Family Therapy Program became accredited in 1975 by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, making it one of the first accredited programs in the United States. Superb faculty and excellent clinical facilities combine to provide top quality training for students of the program. In addition to outstanding education, Loma Linda's inland location also provides easy access to mountains, beaches, and desert climates for numerous recreational opportunities. Recognizing our influence through teaching, research, supervised practice and service, the mission of the Department of Counseling and Family Sciences is to address relational needs and concerns of individuals and families over the life course as faced in the contexts of communities and in the larger global society; encourage spirited wholeness by attending to the physical, mental, and social dimensions of human experience; create understanding about humans as relating beings; advance appreciation for human diversity as modeled; advocate for the rights of all humans, for the protection of human dignity, and the value of respect in all human interactions; collaborate with community in terms of training, service, and scholarship in our field; and influence our immediate environment as well as the whole world. The Loma Linda University Masters Program in Marital and Family Therapy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMTE). On May 22, 2012, the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) has determined that Loma Linda University's Masters' degree in Marital and Family Therapy meets the Senate Bill statutory requirements for Marriage and Family Therapy under Business and Professions Code section (BPC) 4980.36. It is a 90 quarter unit program.

 

Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Master's
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
  • Family Science/Studies - Doctoral
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The mission of the Division of Family Studies and Human Development is to provide excellence in research, teaching, and outreach that strengthens families and human development across the lifespan. Undergraduate majors in Family Studies and Human Development complete a core curriculum in family/interpersonal processes and human development across the lifespan. They are prepared to pursue careers and graduate training in diverse fields (e.g., human services, social policy, community and public health, counseling, social work, medicine, gerontology, and family law). The graduate program offers a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) with an emphasis in Family Studies and Human Development. The program prepares social and behavioral scientists for research, teaching, and other professional careers in a variety of academic, government, and private-sector settings. 

Areas of Study
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Doctoral
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
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The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy is a 54 credit Masters degree which provides the skills necessary to function as a marriage and family therapist. The program at Hofstra combines classroom instruction with intensive field experience and includes individual supervision in a field setting. The program, which was approved by the New York State Education Department in 1982, has been designated by that Department as licensure-qualifying for New York's license in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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Child Development and Families Studies (CDFS) is a program in the Department of Learning Sciences and Human Development in the College of Education and Human Services at West Virginia University. Both B.S. and M.A. degrees are offered. Students in the B.S. program can select from two options: (a) Birth through Pre-K Early Childhood Education or (b) Family and Youth Studies. Birth through Pre-K Early Childhood Education is best suited for students who are interested in working with young children, from birth to four years, and their parents in pre-school or child care programs. Family and Youth Studies is best suited for students who are interested in working with older children, adolescents, and/or families in youth development or family development programs in community agencies. A M.A. can pursued in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in CDFS. Students complete 33 hours of coursework which includes a six-credit hour research-based thesis. Doctoral studies in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) is available as an emphasis within the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Education in the College of Human Resources and Education. See details below.

Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Master's
  • Early Childhood - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Doctoral
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
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We offer a 54 credit Master's in Marriage and Family Therepy. We currently are accredited by COAMFTE. The program has received the designation as Licensure Qualifying from New York State Office of the Professions. Faculty are experienced clinicians and licensed as MFTs in New York State. Our curriculum is based on a contextual and systemic approach to individual and family behavior. The program has a rigorous supervised clinical experience component where students apply systemic and relational techniques with individuals, couples,and families. We no longer offer the Master's in Pastoral Counseling or the Certificate in Gerontological Counseling and Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling. 

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  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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Western Seminary San Jose's Marital and Family Therapy program prepares individuals who are seeking state licensure as MFTs. The Marital and Family Therapy program endeavors to equip marriage and family therapists for ministry in and out of the Church. Our program promotes growth in Christian maturity that is demonstrated through effective interpersonal relationships, while providing students with the expertise to integrate Biblical and theological foundations with the insights of psychology and practical counseling strategies. The curriculum is one of rigorous academic study in order to prepare students for a ministry to the hurting in the community using psychological insights and theological truths. All assignments have practical application in order to prepare the student to serve as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the real world. Students can combine our MFT program with our Addiction Studies Certificate in order to gain more advanced training in the area of addiction and recovery.

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  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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