M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy
The Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) master’s program prepares students to effectively serve family systems in a collaborative environment conducive for working within the broader health care system through learning, therapeutic practice and community involvement. Students learn ethical responsibility to ensure professional practices and develop personal and professional growth through intentional self-awareness and self-reflection.
Students participating in our practicums will have the real-world experience serving distressed families in the Central Texas region through The Community Counseling and Family Therapy Center, as well as our practicum site partners. Our program will maintain collaborative relationships with broader healthcare organizations and agencies and will place its students in those settings to develop a critical consciousness and a systemic framework necessary to serve area families.
Program level Student Learning Outcomes
The student will be able to:
- 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.
Students will be admitted into the M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy program by the faculty once the following application criteria are met:
- Successful admission to graduate school.
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Preferred minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Clinical/Work/Volunteer Experience: While specific experience is not required, previous related work experience may make an 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.
- Reference: One professional reference is required from a colleague or supervisor who can attest to the applicant's clinical knowledge, skill, and potential aptitude for graduate study. The recommendation letter must include address, phone number, and signature of the recommender. 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.
Master of Science - Marriage and Family Therapy Program Requirements
|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|
|MFT 5358||Group Process in Marriage and Family Therapy||3|
|PSYC 5304||Human Development||3|
|Choose 3 of the following Courses||9|
|MFT 5355||Treating Military Families|
|or MFT 5357||Common Factors 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|
|or PSYC 5300||Behavioral Statistics|
|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 Credit Hours||60|