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MA in Marriage & Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling

California students may develop more skills to improve the lives of others with this dual emphasis MFT and PCC program. This graduate program increases your career opportunities with preparation for professional counseling work.

Master of Arts in MFT and PCC Overview

With a combined emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling, this graduate program explores therapy through a multifaceted lens. Graduates will be prepared to assist diverse communities in a clinical setting to address individual, dyadic, marital, familial or group challenges. This program meets the education requirements for licensure in California as a Marriage & Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). Students will learn systemic and individual models of treatment.

As a student, you will:

  • Diversify your resume as the program meets California's requirements for dual licensure (therapist and licensed counselor)
  • Lead faculty available for mentoring and support
  • Program designed and taught by experts in their field
  • Explore career development theories and techniques to address conflicts on the workplace
  • Be equipped to work in diverse work settings


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    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

    • Completed application
    • Autobiographical Essay
    • Three recommendation forms
    • Signed Ethical and Responsibility Statement form
    • View the Psychology Program Introduction Video
    • GPA: Meet 1 of these 4 GPA options for admission
    • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
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    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.

    No Grad Level Exams Required

    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.


    Program Curriculum

    • (Offered at California Campuses only)

      Foundation Courses


      PSYU 502 History and Foundations of Therapeutic Practices


      PSYU 506 Ethical and Professional Issues 


      PSYU 522 Individual and Family Development


      PSYU 528 Research and Bibliographic Methods


      PSYU 534 Clinical Assessment


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      Marriage and Family Studies and Therapy


      PSYU 512 Family Therapy Theories and Techniques: A Modern Emphasis


      PSYU 526 Family Systems Theories and Techniques: A Postmodern Emphasis


      PSYU 514 Couples Therapy


      Marriage and Family Studies and Therapy Subtotal


      Multicultural Counseling and Techniques


      PSYU 524 Clinical Issues in Human Diversity


      Multicultural Counseling and Techniques Subtotal


      Adult Counseling Core


      PSYU 510 Psychopathology and Diagnosis


      PSYU 520 Advanced Individual Counseling I


      PSYU 521 Advanced Individual Counseling II


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      Specialized Topics


      PSYU 536 Psychopharmacology


      PSYU 518 Child/Adolescent Psychopathology and Child Abuse Reporting


      PSYU 538 Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Disorders


      PSYU 542 Community and Environmental Mental Health


      PSYU 516 Assessment and Treatment of Substance Abuse


      PSYU 539 Crisis and Trauma Counseling


      PSYU 545 Transition to Work and Career


      PSYU 530 Theory and Practice of Group Counseling


      Specialized Topics Subtotal




      PSYU 660 Practicum I*: A Systemic Lens of the Developing Therapist     


      PSYU 661 Practicum II*: Contextualizing the Content of Therapy


      PSYU 662 Practicum III*:  Exploring the Therapeutic Process


      PSYU 663 Practicum IV*: Theoretical Application and Capstone 1 1.5
      PSYU 664
      Practicum V*:  Social Context and Capstone 2
      PSYU 665 Practicum VI*:  Beyond the Classroom and Capstone 3
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      *If a student does not complete the required practicum hours and/or the Capstone Case Study during the PSYU 660, 661, 662, 663. 664, 665 course series, s/he will be enrolled in a required PSYU 695 Practicum Continuation course (0 credits) and required to pay a Practicum Continuation fee, per each course and session, until the student receives a P in the PSYU 660, 661, 662, 663. 664, 665 courses 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 695.


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