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Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

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.

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.

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

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.


“Notice to Prospective Students

This institution approved by the Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education to offer degree programs. To continue to offer degree programs, this institution must meet the following requirements:
• Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program.

• Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by July 1, 2017, and full accreditation by July 1, 2020.

If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:

• Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and
• Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund.

An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended. “