Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy and Counseling

2-Year Curriculum

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Fall Semester10  Hours
01PSY519Psychopathology3 Hours
01PSY547BEvaluation and Assessment for Counselors0 Hours
01PSY573Sexuality and Sex Therapy3 Hours
01PSY574BNeuroscience Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience-Informed Therapies0 Hours
01PSY6562Clinical Internship*2 Hours
01ST506ST Survey2 Hours
Winter Semester1 Hour
01PSY6561Clinical Internship*1 Hour
 Cycled Course (Winter of 1st or 2nd year)0 Hours
Spring Semester13 Hours
01PSY6562Clinical Internship*2 Hours
01OT513OT Wisdom Lit for Christian Counseling3 Hours
01ST507Applied Theology2 Hours
 Cycled Courses6 Hours
Summer Semester3 Hours
01PSY626Psychology in Relation to Theology III1 Hour
01PSY6562Clinical Internship*2 Hours
Cycle A 
Crisis Situations - 1
Career and Lifestyle Development - 3
Research and Program Evaluation - 3
Cycle B

Social and Cultural Issues - 3
Addictions and Abuse - 3

  Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy Counseling
Note: Students may take Systematic Theology and/or their Biblical Studies elective(s) in either year, but they are encouraged to take them in the recommended order above. The faculty advisor must approve selection of the English Bible courses.

Those MFT students wishing to participate in Commencement exercises must have ALL coursework complete at the end of the spring semester of the 2nd year. See the Registrar for details.
The cycled courses are offered in alternate years. Students should take the courses when they are offered.
* To complete the Clinical Internship requirement, the student must complete a minimum of 9 semester hours of PSY656 Clinical Internship over 15 months (12 months must be consecutive) and a minimum of 500 face-to-face client hours with 250 relational hours.  MFTC students registered for PSY656 Clinical Internship may carry no more than 15 clients and no less than 5 clients.  All MFTC students must be registered for PSY656 Clinical Internship in order to see clients in clinic, and may continue to register for PSY656 until the 500 client hours are complete.

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