Master of Arts in Counseling, Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling
This program may lead to licensure.^
Enhance your knowledge of human relationships. Study theoretical and applied psychology to understand child and adult psychopathology and treatment, professional ethics, assessment and statistics, and counseling techniques. You will also complete training in therapy for couples, families, and children.
To be eligible for the Master of Arts in Counseling, Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling Specialization, a student must successfully complete the following:
- Program coursework of 60 credits
- 20 hours of personal therapy
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00
- Practicum and internship requirements
- Pass the Comprehensive Exam
Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.
Licensure Information^All prospective students are advised to contact individual state boards of marriage and family therapists for additional information relating to licensure requirements prior to enrolling. A list of state marriage and family therapy boards is available here: www.amftrb.org/stateboards.cfm. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state’s policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change. This program is not accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), or the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), which may be a requirement for licensure in some states. Other factors, such as a student’s criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field.
Please note: A criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining state licensure. Please refer to individual state licensing boards for additional information relating to licensure requirements.