University of Nevada–Las Vegas

Program of Marriage & Family Therapy
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The Program of Marriage and Family Therapy, in the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, offers a master's degree which is COAMFTE accredited. Students are eligible for licensure. We are committed to training students to become competent professionals through developing greater self-awareness; appreciating and embracing diversity; learning the art and science of clinical practice; and promoting ethical behavior, professionalism, and professional identity. In December of 2007, the program was awarded candidacy status with the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Education. We are the only program in Nevada with this distinctive status.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Katherine Hertlein
Department Emphasis
  • 100% Family Therapy
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

4505 Maryland Parkway
Box 453045
Las Vegas, NV 89154-3045
United States

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Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Family Studies (minor)
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Personal Growth
  • Multicultural Issues and Family
  • Human Sexual Behavior
  • Contemporary Marriage and Family
  • Couple and Marital Relationships
  • Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy
Undergrad Comments

Minoring in Family Studies: There is no bachelors degree offered in the department, however there is a family studies minor, which prepares students to pursue graduate work in family studies, human development, or marriage and family therapy. The minor will: Help you grow, maximize your potential, understand yourself and others better, provide you with greater sensitivity and awareness to diversity and multi-cultural issues, give you scientific information about all aspects of human sexuality, cover a wide range of information about mate selection as well as couple and family functioning, and help you understand different approaches to couple/family therapy.  

Graduate Program
Graduate Director
Dr. Katherine Hertlein
Graduate Accreditations/Approval
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
Masters Comments

The Program of Marriage and Family Therapy offers a Master's graduate program that prepares students for licensure as marriage and family therapists.

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.