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

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

Couples, families and parent-child relationships have unique dynamics — and equally unique challenges. Individuals who earn a Master of Science in Counseling/Marriage, Family and Child Therapy degree from University of Phoenix will be able to offer guidance and insight into those challenges. You'll be able to help improve their communication with each other, strengthen their understanding of roles and expectations, and enable them to function more effectively as a unit. You’ll develop a solid understanding of counseling practices, including problem-solving, critical-thinking and intervention skills.

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We help you make an impact in the lives of others

It's become a part of everyday life in recent years: external struggles such as job losses, economic turmoil, foreclosures, bankruptcies — and the resulting internal struggles such as depression, compromised health and interpersonal conflict.

But you have the desire to help people smooth the rough edges of these challenges, and to give them the coping skills and professional human services they need to get through it. That's what draws you to the Social Sciences disciplines.

The University of Phoenix College of Social Sciences helps you gain the essential skills and knowledge to provide the compassion, guidance and service to others in need. With diverse bachelor's and master's degree programs in Counseling, Human Services and Psychology, you can choose the one that provides you with the skill set to help others in the setting that works for you — whether one-on-one, families and small groups, or schools and communities.