College of Humanities and Sciences

Master of Science in Counseling/Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy

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Make a lasting mark in the lives of couples, families and children by earning a Master of Science in Counseling with a specialization in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy. Whether you’re helping mend a family dynamic, offering comforting insight to children in need or helping a married couple better communicate with one another, your curriculum will help you develop the necessary skills.

Experienced faculty guide you through profession-relevant coursework, teaching you how to better understand clients and give them meaningful direction. Become familiar with different counseling styles so you’ll be comfortable working with a wide variety of clients. Practice and apply the skills you learn with real clients to develop an effective counseling style while taking one class at a time.

Earn your Master of Science in Counseling when you’re ready to start changing the lives of others through clinical skills, effective communication, critical thinking and thoughtful feedback.

Requirements and prerequisites

You'll need XXX credits to complete this program, which will be earned from required courses. However, required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.

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There are no prerequisites for this course.

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Get Ready for Test Day


The MFCT program prepares you to sit for licensure exams as a marriage and family therapist.

Impact Your Industry


Your coursework is immediately relevant, whether you’re just starting out or advancing in your current career.

Real Client Experience


Complete your first clinical experience during your pre-practicum and practicum courses, applying what you’ve learned and using it to aid real clients.

Go at a Flexible Pace


Take one class at a time and earn your education while you work.

Up to Speed with Your Profession


Every class you take is geared specifically toward the best practices of the counseling profession, so you’ll be more than ready to take your career head-on.

Help from Experienced Faculty


Our faculty have been on the same path as you –and are here to help.
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Tuition (per credit) $740.0
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Resource fee $165.0
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Core courses

Our curriculum is designed to help you prepare for the competitive job market with relevant knowledge and in-demand skills. This program will include the following courses:

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In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Social Sciences graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

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Program Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Social Sciences graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Master of Science in Counseling/Marriage, Family and Child Therapy program.

Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes that students will possess upon completion of the program of study.

Review the annual assessment results (PDFs) for this program.

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