Marriage and Family Therapy

University of Southern Mississippi

24 months
592 USD/credit
592 USD/credit
480 USD/credit
Tuition fee
Apply date
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If you’re looking for an intensive training experience, consider our COAMFTE accredited MFT program. Our mission is to prepare highly skilled and ethical mental health clinicians. We fulfill our mission through a student-focused process that results in enhanced self-awareness, more authentic relationships, and more effective clinical skills.


Our students engage in focused clinical training that includes the provision of 500 hours of direct therapy services through both our on-site training clinic and community placements.

What Will I Learn?

  • Students enrolled in the academic and clinical training in the MFT program advance their knowledge and skills in the following areas:
  • Development of genuine relationships with self and others
  • Increased self-awareness, healthy boundaries, and self-worth
  • Assessment and diagnosis of mental illness
  • Joining and creating an effective therapeutic alliance
  • Application of therapy models and interventions that promote change
  • Enhanced understanding of diversity and global awareness
  • Provision of therapy services to individuals, couples, and families

Programme Structure

  • A hallmark of the MFT program is faculty/student mentoring. Faculty maintain an open-door policy and invite dialogue. 
  • Although the program’s focus on personal growth can be intense, faculty are actively engaged in the process through experiential activities, feedback, and group exploration that enhance self-awareness and promote therapist development. 
  • Faculty serve as clinical supervisors participating in live supervision and observation in our clinic, where students receive real-time feedback and guidance as they enhance their clinical skills.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GRE scores - verbal and analytical/writing components
  • A minimum of 2.75 undergraduate GPA (college transcripts)
  • Three letters of reference that can speak to your ability to succeed in graduate school and to your emotional stability and maturity. At least two of these letters should be from former professors who are familiar with your academic work.
  • A written essay that identifies your personal statement of goals, and
  • A personal interview with the program director and the clinical faculty.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    480 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 480 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Marriage and Family Therapy
University of Southern Mississippi