The M.S. in Couple and Family Therapy (CFT) from University of Maryland provides students with the coursework and supervised clinical training typically required in states with Marriage and Family Therapy licensure. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). The Couple and Family Therapy M.S. program requires 48 credits for the non-thesis option and 51 credits for the thesis option. Completion of the program, which includes the 2-year internship, generally requires 2 years.
The Department of Family Science prepares students to describe, explain, and improve the quality of life through applied research, education, therapy, human services, policy analysis, and advocacy. The approach is interdisciplinary, emphasizing individual, interpersonal, and social change. The program of study is based on a systems or ecological paradigm, combining the perspectives of interrelated professional fields of family science, maternal and child health, couple and family therapy, family policy, behavioral science, and human services. Graduates are prepared for careers in the public, non-profit and private sectors, including university teaching, research, family policy analysis, and administrative positions in human services and public health programs.
Facilities and Special Resources
Center is the training and research arm of the Couple and Family Therapy Program in the Department of Family Science. Departmental graduate students and faculty provide clinical and educational services to families from surrounding communities in this state-of-the-art facility. Master’s and doctoral students use data collected at the Center for research projects.
- Public Health
- Family Therapy: Theory and Techniques
- Ethical, Legal, and Professional Principles in Marriage and Family Therapy
- Supervised Clinical Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy
- Research Methods in Family Science
- Psychopathology in the Family Context
- Gender and Ethnicity in Family Therapy and Service Delivery
- Sexuality: Issues in Family Therapy and Service Delivery
- 24 months
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- Statement of purpose
- TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
- Letters of Recommendation (3)
- Writing Samples (one required, up to two more optional)
International43503 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 24 months.
National43503 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 24 months.
In-State19584 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 24 months.
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