Marriage and Family Therapy

University of Winnipeg

36 months
9676 CAD/year
4699 CAD/year
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The Master of Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Winnipeg is a clinical degree. It is a non-thesis program with courses that provide students with a theoretical framework for their clinical work. The MMFT Program of study consists of 63 credit hours (59 required and four elective credits). 


Supervised Marriage and Family Therapy courses (i.e., practicum), offered by the University of Winnipeg, make up 24 of the 63 credit hours in the Program. Students are required to provide 500 hours of therapy under supervision in order to graduate with a Master’s degree. The usual ratio is around 2 hours of supervision for every 5 hours of therapy. 

Most of these hours are completed at Aurora Family Therapy Centre, located on the University of Winnipeg campus. During the last year of practicum, students are required to take Graduate Seminar. This course combines their learning across the degree and provides a capstone experience in the final paper. Students research and articulate their own integrated theory of therapy with examples from their client work.

Programme Structure

  • The Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT) is designed for those who want a quality professional education/training in this field. School counselors, social workers, pastoral workers and other helping professionals may use this training to develop a specialty in relationship therapy; or mature persons with an unrelated undergraduate degree and work experience may choose this program as a vehicle for career change. 
  • The program is structured for part-time study. Under extenuating circumstances, when part-time study is not possible, we would accommodate a student’s need for a full-time study (3 years).

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 84 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




63 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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

  • Completed Application Form
  • Official academic transcripts 
  • Three References
  • The application fee (non-refundable): $100.00 for domestic applicants, $120.00 for international applicants 
  • A Resume: Be specific about employer and volunteer work including dates and whether full or part-time, including percentage part-time. 
  • An Essay: A brief autobiography (2 – 5 pages) including a description of your family of origin (i.e., the family in which you grew up), cultural background, health and educational history, and how some or all of that influenced your wish to be a marriage and family therapist.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9676 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9676 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    4699 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4699 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.


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