Master of Marriage and Family Therapy
The College of New Rochelle Graduate School is pleased to announce its new NYS License Qualifying Master of Marriage and Family Therapy Degree.

This 45-credit program is designed to meet the professional education requirements for licensure in New York State as a marriage and family therapist.  The program prepares students to become professionals in providing therapy to couples and families of diverse backgrounds, ages, and needs.  Students are provided with a variety of courses and rich practicum experiences in which to develop their therapeutic skills and their professional expertise.  Graduates of the program, upon successful completion of the NYS license examination, may find employment in mental health clinics, community agencies, and private practice.


The Program requires completion of the following 3 credit courses:

 MFT 501   Marital and Couples Therapy 
 MFT 502  Human Growth and Development
 MFT 503  Introduction to Theories of Counseling
 MFT 504  Family Process and Therapy I
 MFT 505  Research Methodology
 MFT 601  Behavior Dynamics Across the Lifespan
 MFT 602  Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
 MFT 603  Interviewing and Counseling
 MFT 604  Family Process and Therapy II
 MFT 605  Counseling the Culturally Diverse
 MFT 606  Ethics in Counseling
 MFT 607  Family Law
 MFT 608  Human Sexuality
 MFT 701  Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy I (250 hours)
 MFT 702  Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy II (250 hours)

Admission requirements

  • A minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 or “B” in baccalaureate or other graduate level work (overall GPA and major field)
  • An undergraduate major in psychology, social work, or related field is required
  • The following minimum prerequisite courses with a grade of B or better
    • Introduction to Psychology ( for Psych majors) or Introduction to social work ( for Social Work majors)
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Experimental Psychology ( for Psych majors ) or social Work research ( for Social Work majors)
    • English Composition or Writing course
  • Completed application
  • A personal statement discussing one’s reason for choosing the program and one’s professional goals
  • Two letters of recommendation from references who can speak to one’s ability to complete graduate work
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Proof of immunizations for measles, mumps, and rubella

For more information, please call (914) 654-5309 or
e-mail the Director of Graduate Admission at