M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|MFT 5301||Introduction of Marriage and Family Therapy Theory||3|
|MFT 5302||Advanced Marriage and Family Therapy Theory||3|
|MFT 5307||Ethics in Marriage and Family Therapy||3|
|MFT 5309||Assessment and Treatment of Diverse Families||3|
|MFT 5313||The Person of the Therapist Identification||3|
|MFT 5383||Marriage and Family Therapy Pre-Practicum||3|
|MFT 5350||Marriage and Family Therapy Research Methods||3|
|MFT 5351||Diverse Couples Assessment and Treatment||3|
|MFT 5352||Gender and Sexuality in Marriage and Family Therapy||3|
|MFT 5353||Medical Family Therapy||3|
|MFT 5356||Combat Related Trauma||3|
|PSYC 5300||Behavioral Statistics||3|
|PSYC 5304||Human Development||3|
|Choose 3 of the following||9|
|MFT 5355||Treating Military Families|
|or MFT 5357||Common Factors in Marriage and Family Therapy|
|or MFT 5358||Group Process in Marriage and Family Therapy|
|or MFT 5371||Advanced Couples Interventions|
|or MFT 5372||Relationship Education|
|or MFT 5380||Addiction in Marriage and Family Therapy|
|or MFT 5381||Adolescent in Family Therapy|
|or MFT 5382||Delinquency in Marriage and Family Therapy|
|MFT 5090||Marriage and Family Therapy Theory Comprehensive Examination||0|
|MFT 5391||Clinical Practicum I||3|
|MFT 5392||Clinical Practicum II||3|
|MFT 5393||Clinical Practicum III||3|
|MFT 5394||Clinical Practicum IV||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||60|
Course Information and Schedule
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Program Entry Requirements
Students will be admitted into the M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy program by the faculty once the following application criteria are met:
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Preferred minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Minimum GRE and GPA combination:
- Last 60 hour GPA between 2.5 and 2.99: at least 285 (Verbal + Quantitative)
- Last 60 hour GPA 3.0 or higher: at least 280 (Verbal + Quantitative)
- Students who have a previous graduate degree from a regionally accredited university are waived from the requirement of a GRE score.
- Clinical/Work/Volunteer Experience: While specific experience not required, previous related work experience may make applicant more competitive.
- Completed Counseling and Psychology Department Application.
- Timely submission of admission materials.
- Departmental application: The Departmental application can be found online at the Departmental website.
- References: Three professional references are required from colleagues or supervisors who can attest to the applicant's clinical knowledge, skill, and potential aptitude for graduate study. Recommendation letters must include address, phone number, and signature of recommender. The envelope must be submitted unopened. If a recommender prefers to submit an original, hard copy letter, please remind him or her that it must include an ink signature and be submitted in a sealed envelope.
- Personal Statement: An essay describing your pertinent human services experiences and how they will enhance your development as a marriage and family therapist.
- Resume/CV: A work experiences résumé or curriculum vitae.
- Copies of any professional licenses currently held.
- Most recent GRE scores.
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate knowledge and appropriate application of classical and postmodern MFT theories.
Demonstrate basic and systemic therapeutic techniques.
Assess how contextual issues affect individual lives and relational dynamics.
Formulate and execute treatment plans based on individual issues, relational dynamics, and contextual issues.
Assess the influence of their social location and personal experiences on the conceptualization and intervention of cases.
Develop collaborative relationships with other mental health professionals and agencies within the local community.
Demonstrate knowledge of current trends and research methods in the field of marriage and family therapy.
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