Marriage & Family Therapy MA (3-Year)

The Master's in Counseling Psychology program with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) 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.

Program Strengths

  • Three year program.
  • Curriculum attends to the mental health needs of diverse cultures and communities.
  • A focus on a community mental health recovery and wellness approach to serving clients and providing treatment options.
  • Three-course cognitive behavioral therapy sequence that includes theory, skill building, and practice of broad treatment interventions.
  • Courses that integrate a life-span development, family systems, multicultural, and social justice perspective in mental health practice.
  • Small class sizes with faculty who are invested in student growth and learning.
  • Many instructors are practicing mental health clinicians.
  • Emphasis on incorporating evidence-based practices and client strengths.
  • University-wide supportive services and opportunities to collaborate with instructors and students.
  • Collaborative cohort learning model facilitates future support, resources, and continued networking opportunities after graduation and licensure.

Program Delivery

  • 60-credit program with classes in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
  • Cohort-based model with fall (eight semesters) and spring (seven semesters) entry dates.
  • Late afternoon (3:45-6:15 p.m.) and evening (7:20-9:50 p.m.) weekday classes with some Saturday sessions during fall and spring semesters.
  • Intensive summer sessions starting no earlier than 3:45 p.m. on weekdays with some Saturday sessions.

San Francisco Campus Curriculum

Fall Semester Entry

8 Semesters | 60 credits

Fall Semester | 9 credits

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Spring Semester | 9 credits

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Summer Semester | 9 credits

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Fall Semester | 9 credits

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Spring Semester | 9 credits

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Summer Semester | 9 credits

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Fall Semester | 3 credits

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Spring Semester | 3 credits

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Spring Semester Entry

7 Semesters | 60 credits

Spring Semester | 9 credits

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Summer Semester | 9 credits

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Fall Semester | 9 credits

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Spring Semester | 9 credits

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Summer Semester | 9 credits

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Fall Semester | 9 credits

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Spring Semester | 6 credits

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Curriculum at additional campus locations

Additional campuses will have the same course sequence as the Hilltop Campus, listed above.