Course Requirements

The Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (M.M.F.T.) degree plan for all students follows the requirements of the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education. Students are expected to take courses in the sequence required by the department. No more than 12 semester hours may be transferred into the program with the approval of the graduate advisor.

Requirements for the 60-hour M.M.F.T. degree are:

1. Theoretical Foundations (3 hours)
     BMFT 639 Family Theory/General Systems Theory (3)

        2. Assessment and Treatment (15 hours)
            BMFT 610 Couples Therapy (3)
            BMFT 634 Addictive Disorders (3)
            BMFT 641 Family Therapy I (3)
            BMFT 645 Marital and Family Assessment (3)
            BMFT 651 Sexual Therapy (3)
            BMFT 661 Family Therapy II (3)

        3. Human Development, Gender, Multicultural Issues, and Family Studies (9 hours)
            BMFT 662 Family Life Cycle (3)
            BMFT 663 Cultural Diversity in Marriage and Family Therapy (3)
            BMFT 665 Family Therapy across the Life Cycle (3)

        4. Psychopathology (3 hours)
            PSYC 682 Advanced Psychopathology (3)

        5. Ethics (3 hours)
            BMFT 643 Professional Ethics and the Law (3)

        6. Applied Professional Research (3 hours)
            BMFT 615 Research Methods in Marriage and Family Therapy (3)

        7. Supervised Clinical Practicum (15 hours)
            BMFT 601 Pre-Internship (3)
            BMFT 602 Internship I (3)
            BMFT 603 Internship II (3)
            BMFT 604 Internship III (3)
            BMFT 605 Internship IV (3)

        8. Additional Courses (3 hours)
            BMFT/BIBM 696 Theological Perspectives on Human Behavior (3)

        9. One elective from a related area in the university as approved by the Department Chair (3 hours)

        10. Comprehensive Exam

Application Deadline:
 Fall 2015
  • February 15, 2015

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