|History and Foundations of Therapeutic Practices
|Ethical and Professional Issues
|Psychopathology and Diagnosis
|Family Therapy Theories and Techniques: A Modern Emphasis
|Assessment and Treatment of Substance Abuse
Child/Adolescent Psychopathology and 3 Child Abuse Reporting
Advanced Individual Therapy I
|Foundation Courses Subtotal
|Marriage and Family Therapy Emphasis
History and Foundations of Therapeutic 3 Practices
|Ethical & Professional Issues
|Psychopathology & Diagnosis
|Family Therapy Theories and 3 Techniques: A Modern Emphasis
|Assessment and Treatment of 3 Substance Abuse
|Child/Adolescent Psychopathology and 3 Child Abuse Reporting
|Advanced Individual Therapy I
|Individual and Family Development
|Clinical Issues in Human Diversity
|Family Therapy Theories and Techniques: A Postmodern Emphasis
|Research and Bibliographic Methods
|Theory and Practice of Group Therapy
Assessment and Treatment of Sexual 3 Disorders
Community and Environmental Mental Health
|MFT Practicum I*: A Systemic Lens of the Developing Therapist
|Practicum II*: Contextualizing the Content of Therapy
|Practicum III*: Exploring the Therapeutic Process
|Practicum IV*: Theoretical Application and Capstone 1
|Practicum V*: Social Context and Capstone 2
|Practicum VI*: Beyond the Classroom and Capstone 3
|*If a student does not complete the required practicum hours during the PSYU 660, 661, 662, 663, 664, 665 course series, they will be enrolled in a required PSYU 696 MFT Practicum Continuation course (0 credits) and required to pay a Graduate Practicum Continuation Fee. The student will remain enrolled in PSYU 696 until they complete the required practicum hours, or until the student's seven- year program completion timeline has expired. Students will accumulate hours toward their practicum requirements only when enrolled in PSYU 660, 661, 662, 663, 664, 665, or 696.
MA in Marriage and Family Therapy
A master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from University of Massachusetts Global prepares you to support and address the needs of individuals, couples, and families in diverse communities.
Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy Degree Overview
This national online program, designed by scholar-practitioners with extensive clinical experience, is tailored to prepare you for a career as a marriage and family therapist, enabling you to serve your community. Our online master's in marriage and family therapy program meets the requirements for licensure in California and 38 other states.
Students in the MFT program will:
- Learn to analyze therapeutic problems and challenges of clients using systemic theories and models.
- Apply systemic / relational clinical interventions in their work as Marriage and Family Therapists.
- Apply ethical and professional decision-making to issues in psychotherapy.
- Demonstrate awareness, understanding, sensitivity, and respect for diversity and inclusion.
- Employ research knowledge to enhance clinical practice.
- Faculty mentors are available for educational and professional guidance.
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The counseling program prepared me for my surprise career in behavioral health by providing me with a strong background and practical experience in counseling techniques and a strong skill set in research and critical thinking—key in building a leadership career.
The professors realized I have a life and wanted to pursue my dreams. They didn’t make me feel like I had to choose between family and school. They made me feel like I could be successful in both.
All of my instructors inspired me. They were working in the field as well as teaching, so the stories they shared made it relatable and attainable. The staff and faculty are all very positive and provide motivation for the students.
Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:
- Completed application
- Autobiographical Essay
- Signed Ethical and Responsibility Statement form
- 2.75 grade point average (GPA)
- Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
This program is not available to residents of all states. Please contact a University Enrollment Coach for details.
Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.
This Master’s degree program does not require applicants to take costly exams like the GRE. Why? Because we value your professional and life experience. You should get credit for what you already know.
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