Marriage and Family Therapy MA Students

Terry Jones

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Program: Marriage & Family Therapy Program, Sacramento Location

Why USF?

I chose USF because of its small class sizes and the ability at the Sacramento location to focus on one course at a time.

What has been the highlight of your program thus far?

Working with all of the professors has been the highlight of my program thus far. Each professor has unique perspective and experience to offer.

What advice do you have for prospective students?

Think long and hard about what your goals are in pursuing a Masters program. It is a lot of time and commitment, so think about what you are hoping to get from the program and if it is the right time for you to start.

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Stephanie Amaya

Program: Marriage & Family Therapy MA
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
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Why did you choose USF?

 USF gave me a flexible schedule with work. The Santa Rosa program gave me convenience to work all week and go straight to school. I really liked how friendly the staff was at the open house that I attended and it made me feel welcomed and a part of the school before I had even applied. The way the program in Santa Rosa is run with a class at a time, although at a quick speed, I believe it is nice to focus on one subject at a time. This really drew me in because I am still working full time and making the most of my educational experience. The next piece that drew me to this was the cohort model and the support system that it would provide throughout the years.

What has been the highlight of your program thus far?

I have really enjoyed the faculty that is teaching our courses. They have been so insightful about the field that I am interested. They each have their own teaching style and have been able to answer questions about the subject we are learning with real life experiences. I also have loved my cohort. I feel very lucky at how close we have grown and how supportive everyone is with each other. This is a highlight because it is nice to have a support system through out the courses and knowing that you will continue these relationships through life. They will be my colleagues when we are graduated and will have great connection.

What advice do you have for prospective students?

If they are contemplating it my advice would be to just go for it. To just turn in your application and get ready for the next chapter in their life. I will say to be prepared for the workload but know that as long as you can manage your time it is possible! A planner will be their best friend.

Favorite Bay Area Restaurant?

Mi Ranchito