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Master's degree

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

3 years, 2 months

Approximate Program Length

60

Total Credits

$698

Cost per Credit

Campus

Format

Start when you're ready

Choose an upcoming start date:

Register by: Jun 24, 2021

Be the professional others turn to for guidance and support with our Master of Science in Counseling with a specialization in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy. You’ll be equipped with the skills to assess family dynamics, offer comforting insights to children in need or help couples to communicate better.

  • Understand clients’ needs and offer meaningful direction

  • Adapt to a variety of clients and settings

  • Develop cultural competency and sensitivity

  • Integrate legal and ethical considerations into your practice

Courses

1

Course at a time

8

Courses per year

What you'll learn

When you earn your Master of Science in Counseling/Marriage, Family and Child Therapy, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Family interventions
  • Family systems theory
  • Child and adolescent counseling
  • Individual and family development across life span
  • Group counseling

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help you schedule your courses for a Master of Science in Counseling/Marriage, Family and Child Therapy. Please note that on campus students are required to physically attend class one day a week, typically from 6-10 pm.

Program Purpose Statement

The Master of Science in Counseling/Marriage, Family and Child Therapy degree program meets the California Licensed Marriage Family and Child Therapy (LMFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) educational requirements for registration with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) and an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC). Upon successful completion of all educational requirements and required postgraduate supervised clinical hours, graduates are eligible to sit for the LMFT and LPCC licensure exams in California. View additional requirements for licensure by state.

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Master of Science in Counseling/Marriage, Family and Child Therapy?

A MSC/MFCT can prepare you to be a: 

  • Marriage and family therapist (MFT)
  • Family therapist
  • Clinical therapist
  • Counselor
22 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for marriage and family therapists is projected to be much faster than average than average between 2018 and 2028.

Tuition

Paying for school

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

Enrollment representative

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Take one class at a time and choose a start date that works for your schedule.

Online or campus-based learning

Enroll in online classes and study anytime of the day or night, 24/7/365. Or enroll at a campus in your state to attend classes virtually with your peers.

Around-the-clock support and resources

Access our online resources 24/7 or reach our trained representatives by phone or chat 20 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org. Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Real-world faculty

25

Average years of industry experience

35

Family Therapists

19:1

Student-faculty ratio

Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.