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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

locked-in tuition

$698

Cost per credit

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.

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Accreditation & Faculty

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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.

Faculty fast facts

25

Average years of industry experience

35

Family Therapists

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.