Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy


Master of Arts


Counselor Education and School Psychology


Marriage and family therapists are highly prepared professionals who practice psychotherapy within the context of marriage, couples and family systems. They work in a variety of settings, such as individual and family services, state and local government, outpatient care centers and private practice.

The Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy Master of Arts program prepares students for licensure in marriage and family therapy and practice in agencies, private practice and other settings. Nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs, the program meets all requirements as outlined by the Florida Department of Medical Quality Assurance for licensure as a marriage and family therapist. This program emphasizes the blending of research and theory with practical applied experience. It also emphasizes and reflects the urban and multicultural nature of our community, as well as general trends within specified counseling fields. The program involves intensive fieldwork both in the Community Counseling and Research Center as well is in the surrounding community.

If your career plans include pursuing state-regulated professional licensure or certification in your chosen field, it is important to become educated on the credentialing requirements of the state in which you hope to practice.

Learn more about the profession, job outlook and median salary.


  • All courses are face-to-face.
  • The program involves intensive fieldwork both in the Community Counseling and Research Center and the surrounding community, including a two-semester practicum and a two-semester internship.
  • The program prepares students to practice in field with professional licensure.



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