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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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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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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. 

Areas of Study
  • 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.

Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The M.S. in Psychology is a professional degree program designed for persons who desire to practice in the field of clinical/counseling psychology. Cal Poly's M.S. in Psychology fulfills the educational requirements for the state of Californias Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license. The program emphasizes personal, academic and practical knowledge and skill development which will enable each graduate to become competent in assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and treatment planning for individuals, families, and children. Research competence and ethical practices are also emphasized. Closely supervised pre-fieldwork practicum experiences leading to challenging fieldwork in agencies is the cornerstone of Cal Poly's preparation for the future clinician. Closely supervised experience in Cal Poly's on-campus practicum clinic serving clients from the community provides trainees with the opportunity to develop skills and confidence before undertaking fieldwork in community agencies. In addition, the Central Coast of California offers numerous well-supervised clinical traineeships in public and private non-profit agencies with a variety of client populations.

Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
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Students in our program learn about healthy family functioning as well as the effects of poor family functioning on the individuals involved and on society. Arizona Christian University is an intentionally Christian college, thus our courses are taught from the perspective of the Christian worldview. Graduates of our program, upon completion of supervised experience, are qualified to become Certified Family Life Educators. This is a designation available through the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). Arizona Christian University is the only school in Arizona that provides a curriculum approved by NCFR for this purpose.

Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
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The Department of Family Science provides an interdisciplinary approach to studying families and the problems they face in today's society. Students obtain broad knowledge of family theory, programs, and structures; family/health policy; ethnic families; and research methodology. Students learn to design, implement, and evaluate culturally-sensitive programs addressing family needs and analyze the consequences of public and private policies on family well-being. The Department is proud of the rich diversity of its faculty and students and has a commitment to researching strengths and challenges of culturally diverse families. The Department has four times been named Outstanding Academic Unit by the UMCP President's Commission on Ethnic Minority Issues because of its sensitivity to gender, class, race, religious and cultural issues. Our close proximity to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and the state capital offers unparalleled opportunities for internships in government agencies, research laboratories, think tanks, corporate offices, military services, and national child/family organizations.

Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
  • Family Science/Studies - Doctoral
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The Department of Family Therapy (DFT) is committed to providing top quality educational training to graduates who possess expertise in the art and science of human relationships. All faculty and staff are committed to creating an environment that allows for positive, respectful, and collaborative relationships with students. Within such an atmosphere, students learn to manage human relationships in a variety of contexts, which include psychotherapy, health care, social service, education, community, and business. The Department is committed to both academic and clinical excellence. Students receive closely supervised clinical experience at our own Family Therapy Clinic in the Brief Therapy Institute and additional "real life" clinical experiences off campus at a variety of community-based internship sites. A major focus of the program is helping students learn to integrate systemically oriented theories with effective approaches to clinical practice. This integration involves the proactive involvement of faculty with students in co-creating an environment of intellectual openness and curiosity. We are proud to have a diverse student body to go along with a broad range of active faculty interests. These mutually renewing intellectual resources create a learning community of constant excitement and innovation.

Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Doctoral
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An academic program in Human Sciences has been offered at SFA, in Nacogdoches, Texas, since the university opened in 1923. The school has academic majors in Human Development and Family Studies, Food, Nutrition & Dietetics, Interior Design, Interior Merchandising, Fashion Merchandising, Hospitality Administration,and Family and Consumer Sciences.

Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees are offered; the B. S. program is among the largest in the state. Academic programs in Human Sciences prepare professionals who seek innovative solutions to the challenges of a contemporary society and of a changing world. The fundamental focus of the discipline is on humankind and the human condition throughout the life cycle.

Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
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The counseling psychology program at Santa Clara offers a Master of Arts in Counseling (51 units) and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (90 units). The MA in Counseling Psychology prepares students for licensing as Marriage and Family Therapists and/or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors. Both degrees provide a broad array of theoretical perspectives (e.g., CBT, Object Relations, Existential, Process Experiential, Jungian, Mindfulness-based therapies, as well as Group, Child and Adolescent foci) encouraging students to develop specializations in any of the theoretical areas offered. In addition, there are 3 Emphasis Programs: Health Psychology, Correctional Psychology, and Latino Psychology. Students may choose among these, or fashion their own emphasis within the Master's program. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and the combination of academic integrity and clinical sophistication and experience of our faculty. Our students are the most sought-after candidates for internships programs in the Santa Clara Valley, and our graduates rate their experience at Santa Clara as extraordinarily valuable.

Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
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We offer three concentration areas: Child Studies, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, and Family Studies. The central purpose of the Child Studies concentration is to prepare students who are interested in working with young children. The central purpose of the Family & Consumer Sciences Education program is to prepare graduates who can successfully assume the positions of family and consumer sciences educators in middle and secondary schools. Graduates will have a broad family and consumer sciences knowledge base as well as the ability to teach others how to use this information to improve personal and family life. The central purpose of the Family Studies program is to prepare students who are interested in working in a family-focused environment. The graduates will have a broad knowledge base working with children and families. The major will provide graduates with entry-level competencies for child and family life.

Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
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The School of Family and Consumer Sciences is in the College of Applied Arts and offers the B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences. Family and Child Development is a program option for majors in FCS. The School also offers a M.S. in Family and Child Studies. The M.S. degree in Family and Child Studies is an applied program that provides graduate level study dealing with the needs of families and children. The Family and Child Studies program offers both a Family and Child Studies track and a Child Life Specialist track. Both undergraduate and graduate students also have the opportunity to participate in many ways at the Texas State Child Development Center, which is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

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
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The Marriage and Family Counseling (EDC) program specialization emphasizes an ecosystemic approach to understanding human problems and generating solution opportunities. Students learn to moderate solution-oriented conversations among interested parties (i.e., stakeholders) who are invited to seek "double descriptions" of mutual concerns and problems, to listen carefully to each other, to entertain and invent multiple solution possibilities, and to construct new narratives of cooperation and commitment.

Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
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The M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy program is a 48-hour program designed to meet the academic requirements for the Licensed Marital and Family Therapist license in Oklahoma. The curriculum is divided into fourteen modules containing theoretical and applied psychotherapy courses, and 450 hours of internship. Courses are completed over four non-traditional, accelerated semesters. The courses (modules) are taken sequentially to allow focused study on one subject area at a time. Class meetings occur one night per week for a four-hour session or on intensive weekend courses that meet Friday and Saturday for eight hours each day. Extensive directed study occurs outside the classroom, in preparation for participative learning experiences during class time.

Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The Mission Statement of the College of Graduate Studies and Extended Learning provides the educational framework for the master's degrees. The Mission Statement of the American Counseling Association (ACA) defines Professional Counseling and identifies the role of the Professional Counselor in various settings. The Mission Statement of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) specifies the art and science of educating Professional Counselors and Student Affairs Professionals. The Department faculty members have identified three overall goals for students in all five degree programs. Upon completion of a degree program in the Department of Counseling and Human Services, the student will have: Developed a knowledge base, grounded in scientifically-derived philosophy, theory, and practice, specific to the degree program chosen. Developed a repertoire of skills, grounded in scientifically-derived philosophy, theory and practices, specific to the degree program chosen. Developed a sense of self as a counseling or student affairs professional.

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  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The Department of Education Psychology and Special Education offers graduate studies leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in educational psychology. The mission of the Counselor Education Program is to prepare professionals in community/agency, school, and marriage, couples and family counseling and to provide opportunities for on-going learning and development. The program serves a diverse student body from the quad-state area of southern Illinois, southeast Missouri, southern Indiana, and northern Kentucky; regional and national urban centers; and the international arena. Faculty expect graduates to be knowledgeable and skilled in their cognitive area of expertise, to be understanding and sensitive to the needs of the diverse populations they serve, and to be skilled in the creative application of current technologies. Faculty are committed to preparing ethically responsible counselors who are critically reflective about their profession and who recognize they must continue to learn and refine their knowledge, values, and skills throughout their professional lives.

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  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
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