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Family Therapy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, FL,
The M.S. in Family Therapy is designed to help students develop clinical excellence and prepare for careers as marriage and family therapists. Students are prepared to assume professional positions in private practice, employee assistance programs, managed care and health care organizations, child care and child development systems, family service agencies, schools, churches, hospitals.


  • The Master's Program in Family Therapy provides training using a relational/systemic theoretical lens in work with individuals, couples, families, groups and organizations. The program curriculum emphasizes the ethical and professional practice of Couples and Family Therapy, offering professional and scholarly services to the community including culturally and sexually diverse populations and other marginalized groups. Through these practices, the program demonstrates a commitment to issues of cultural and sexual diversity, inclusion, and international sensitivity. The program provides a global perspective of research, scholarship and service and participates in reflective practices through self-evaluation and input from our communities of interest as we strive to maintain the highest professional standards.
  • The Master's Program in Family Therapy strives to educate and train students to become competent Couples and Family therapists with the ability to work with culturally and sexually diverse populations and marginalized groups in individual, couple, family, group and organizational settings. Our program further strives to uphold all professional standards in the field.
  • The 60-credit hour degree program consists of coursework and clinical practice. Training is concentrated on brief, interactional models of family therapy, preparing our graduates to practice in a time sensitive, cost-effective manner.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Introduction to Systems Theory
  • Substance Abuse/Addictions and Critical Issues in Systems Theory
  • Introduction to Marital and Family Therapy: Counseling Theories and Techniques
  • Theories of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Clinical Practice in Marital & Family Therapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Research in Marital and Family Therapy
  • Internal Practicum I - II
  • Course Comprehensive Exam
  • External Practicum I - II
  • Assessment in Marital and Family Therapy
  • Diversity and Psychosocial Issues.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission Requirements:
  • Complete online application form
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Official transcripts from all schools attended and/or agency evaluation of foreign degree.
  • A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher in last 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework or a master's degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better
  • A sample of academic writing
  • Two academic or professional letters of recommendation
  • A resume or curriculum vitae
  • TOEFL score (if applicable);
  • An interview may be required for admission to the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    900 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 900 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    900 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 900 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Davie

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
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