College of Social Sciences

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

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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.

Requirements and prerequisites

You will need XXX credits to complete this program, which may be earned from a combination of required and elected courses. However, required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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What you'll learn

The Master of Science in Counseling degree program with a specialization in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy provides the required knowledge and skills for students to become competent and ethical practitioners. The MSC/MFCT specialization provides client-centered advocacy to the community through collaboration with agencies and institutions and their personnel and through the provision of continuing counselor education and programming. Students are involved in a variety of educational and clinical activities that prepare them to help their clients achieve their goals. The program encompasses foundations of counseling and guidance including theories and their application with individuals, groups, and families, lifespan development, resilience, assessment and evaluation, counseling and consultative relationships, career planning for students, and program development, implementation, and evaluation. In addition, the specialization covers cultural competency and sensitivity, including a familiarity with the racial, cultural, linguistic, and ethnic backgrounds of persons living in California.

The program meets the 2012 California MFT requirements.

This program meets the California Marriage Family and Child Therapy educational requirements for registration with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) as an MFT intern. Upon successful completion of all educational requirements and required postgraduate supervised clinical hours, graduates are eligible to sit for the MFT licensure exams in California.

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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.

Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Master of Science in Counseling/Marriage, Family and Child Therapy 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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Tuition (per credit) $740.0
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Resource fee $165.0
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