Couple and Family Therapy, Master of Science (M.S.)

Non-Thesis only: 51 credits

Students must complete a total of 51 credits including three credits of FMSC789, three credits of FMSC799, and successfully pass the written and oral case presentation.

Supervised client contact begins in the student’s first semester. Clinical students are required to gain 400 hours of face-to-face client contact, and 250 of these hours must be relational (with couples or families). The Center for Healthy Families, the couple and family therapy clinic operated by the Department, offers the opportunity to gain these hours. Clinical students receive 100 hours of supervision, both individual and group, for their client contact hours. Supervision in the Department’s clinic is provided through a range of techniques including case discussion, one-way mirror observation, video review, co-therapy, and telephone consultation during live sessions. Students may choose to do some of their clinical work in a variety of available externship sites in the local area.

Course Title Credits
Core Requirements
SPHL600Foundations of Public Health3
FMSC640Family Therapy: Theory and Techniques3
FMSC650Ethical, Legal, and Professional Principles in Marriage and Family Therapy3
FMSC658Supervised Clinical Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy9
FMSC610Research Methods in Family Science3
FMSC651Psychopathology in the Family Context3
FMSC745Gender and Ethnicity in Family Therapy and Service Delivery3
FMSC645Sexuality: Issues in Family Therapy and Service Delivery3
FMSC654Clinical Marriage and Family Therapy Practice3
FMSC641Couples Therapy, Theory, and Techniques3
FMSC642Normal and Abnormal Individual and Family Development3
FMSC652Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental and Emotional Disorders in Family Systems3
FMSC653Advanced Application of MFT Models and Techniques3
FMSC789Non-Thesis Research3
FMSC799Master's Thesis Research3
Total Credits51