School of Psychology

MS IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY DEGREE OUTLINE

The MSMFT prepares students for licensure or certification as a marriage and family therapist or as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC - Pasadena campus only). Students may also focus on Medical Family Therapy, in which they learn to serve families affected by illness and to provide family therapy in medical contexts.

This program consists of a total of 98 units. Those seeking to fulfill educational requirements for LPCC will be required to take 6 additional units for a total of 104 units (Pasadena campus only).

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Pasadena MSMFT Program
Online application opens: August 1
Application and file completion deadline: February 15

Arizona MSMFT Program
Application and file completion deadline: Quarterly
Click here to see upcoming quarterly Masters Application Deadlines

THEOLOGY / INTEGRATION     16 UNITS
FI500 Introduction to Integration (2 units)
FI510A/B/C/D Integration Formation Group (2 units)
OT500 Old Testament Introduction
NT500 New Testament Introduction
ET535 Ethics of Life & Death
FAMILY STUDIES     16 UNITS
FS500 Family Systems Dynamics
FS501 Gender and Sexuality
FS505 Child and Family Development
FS511 Cultural and Ethnic Issues in Marital and Family Intervention
ELECTIVES     8 UNITS
FI515 Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Clinical Practice (Arizona: 2/4 units; Pasadena: 4 units)
FI531 Theology & Clinical Exploration of Shame/Guilt (Arizona: 2/4 units; Pasadena: 4 units)
FI540 Narrative & Family Life
FT562 Medical Family Therapy
FL501 Family Life Education
_____ Choose 4 units from SOP, SOT or SIS
MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPY     36 UNITS
FT502 Legal and Ethical Issues in Family Practice
FT508 Psychopathology and Family Systems
FT514 Family Therapy
FT515 Marital Therapy
FT520 Child and Adolescent Therapy in Family Contexts
FT522 Assessment of Individuals, Couples, and Families
FT526 Addiction and Family Treatment (2 units)
FT533 Vulnerable Family Systems: Addressing Mental Health Disparities and Complex Trauma
FT535 Group Therapy (2 units)
FT549 Psychopharmacology
CLINICAL TRAINING     18 UNITS
FT530A Clinical Foundations I (2 units)
FT530B Clinical Foundations II (2 units)
FT530C Clinical Foundations III (2 units)
FT550 Practicum (12 units)
FT555 Practicum Continuation (0 units)
FAMILY RESEARCH     4 UNITS
FR501 Research Methods, Statistics, and Design in Marital and Family Therapy