Marriage & Family Therapy

The Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Program is a unique, innovative dual licensure educational program that prepares culturally competent relationship and family therapists and professional counselors to address the varied mental health needs of children, adults, and families.

The 60-unit program meets all educational requirements of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) for both licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and a Professional Clinical Counselor (PCC) in three years. Students will be eligible to pursue the MFT license upon completion of the program requirements, and also have the option to pursue the PCC license with successful completion of additional fieldwork requirements during the program. Our curriculum blends rigorous and collaborative classroom learning with action through community mental health fieldwork opportunities as diverse as the city we call home.


Mission Statement

The master's in Counseling Psychology Program with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) at the University of San Francisco prepares students to be socially and culturally responsive relationship and family therapists and mental health counselors. At its core, the MFT’s clinical training program upholds values of equity, social justice, community and cultural wealth, and collaborative problem solving. We are committed to embracing diversity, academic excellence, and to the compassionate service of children, adults, and families.

The MFT program embodies this mission by:

  • Expanding traditional notions of family
  • Recognizing the diversity in relationships and identity
  • Striving to use inclusive language in our instruction
  • Creating goals to diversify our student body and teaching faculty
  • Working from a strengths-based perspective that honors community wealth
  • Adapting professional trends as needed to meet community needs

Contact Us

For more information please contact the SOE prospective student adviser, Lisa Klope, at (415) 422-5467 or