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Academic Programs – Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)

MASTER OF ARTS IN MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPY (MFT)

The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy program meets the requirements for MFT licensing in California and emphasizes the study of family systems as well as individual and relationship therapy. Although the program is anchored in the conventional approaches, elective courses can be taken which explore various techniques from art therapy to Jungian psychology. Intensive skill development as well as experiential and theoretical components are integral to this specialized masters program.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
This program is designed to provide professional training as well as personal development. The courses satisfy the course requirements for the Marriage and Family Therapy license. Eligibility to sit for the exam with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) requires the degree be earned at a school operating under full approval by the Bureau of Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education.

PREREQUISITES:
A Bachelor of Arts in addition to specific prerequisite courses which must be completed in the first year of study.

REQUIREMENTS:
The Master of Arts degree requires the completion on 101 units at the graduate level, two hundred (200) supervised internship hours must be fulfilled, in addition to 50 hours of personal counseling with licensed professionals. Successful passage of the MA Comprehensive Exam is also required.