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Marriage & Family Therapy

The Master of Science degree program in Marriage and Family Therapy is a 45-credit program designed to meet the professional education requirements for licensure in New York State as a marriage and family therapist.

With the College's mission of education for service in mind, the Marriage and Family Therapy program prepares you to become a practitioner in the assessment and treatment of clinical problems that disrupt interpersonal marital, couple, and family relationships. As a student in this program, you will learn to provide individual, couple, and family therapy with an emphasis on improving clients' roles, functioning, and relationships with others. You will learn to diagnose and treat various disorders within a family systems context.

While completing two 250-hour practicums, you will gain first-hand experience and training with couples and families. This training and your course work provide the educational requirements needed for licensure as a marriage and family therapist in New York State.

Required Courses - 45 credits

  • MFT 501 - Marital and Couples Therapy, 3 cr.
  • MFT 502 - Human Growth and Development, 3 cr.
  • MFT 503 - Introduction to Theories of Counseling, 3 cr.
  • MFT 504 - Family Process and Therapy I, 3 cr.
  • MFT 505 - Research Methodology, 3 cr.
  • MFT 600 - Psychopathology, 3 cr. 
  • MFT 602 - Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, 3 cr.
  • MFT 603 - Interviewing and Counseling, 3 cr.
  • MFT 604 - Family Process and Therapy II, 3 cr.
  • MFT 605 - Counseling the Culturally Diverse, 3 cr.
  • MFT 606 - Ethics in Counseling, 3 cr.
  • MFT 607 - Family Law, 3 cr.
  • MFT 608 - Human Sexuality, 3 cr.
  • MFT 701 - Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy I (250 hours), 3 cr.
  • MFT 702 - Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy II (250 hours), 3 cr.