Course Requirements


The Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT) 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 MMFT are:

          1. Marital and family systems, 3 hours:
              BMFT 639 Family Theory/General Systems Theory

          2. Marital and family therapy, 15 hours:
              BMFT 610 Couples Therapy
              BMFT 641 Family Therapy I
              BMFT 645 Marital and Family Assessment
              BMFT 651 Sexual Therapy
              BMFT 661 Family Therapy II

          3. Individual development, 12 hours:
              BMFT 662 Family Life Cycle
              BMFT 663 Cultural Diversity in Marriage and Family Therapy
              BMFT 665 Family Therapy Across the Life-Cycle
              PSYC 682 Advanced Psychopathology

          4. Professional studies, 3 hours:
              BMFT 643 Professional Ethics and the Law

          5. Supervised clinical practice, 15 hours:
              BMFT 601, 602, 603, 604, 605

          6. Research, 3 hours:
              SOCW 615 Social Research Methods

          7. Additional courses, 6 hours:
              BIBM 696 Theological Perspectives on Human Behavior
              BMFT 634 Addictive Disorders

          8. One elective from a related area in the university as approved by the Department Chair

          9. Comprehensive exam

Application Deadline:
 Fall 2015
  • February 15, 2015

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