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Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, PA,
The program consists of core counseling courses, specialty area courses, and 700 hours of field experience.  Students who successfully complete degree requirements for this program meet the educational requirements for state licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Counseling.

About

Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Certified Counselor (NCC) examination, a state licensure prerequisite. The mission of the Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling degree program is to provide a high quality graduate education for individuals pursuing careers in professional counseling.

The programme

Included in the programs are an emphasis on developing assessment and research skills and using research findings in marriage, couple and family counseling.  Given the focus of this program, graduates enter the profession prepared to work in a variety of settings such as community mental health agencies, the Veterans Administration, hospitals, drug and alcohol treatment settings, and colleges/universities.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar in Family Therapy
  • The Addicted Family
  • Structural and Strategic Family Therapy
  • Case Analysis in Marital and Family Therapy
  • Professional Orientation and Ethics in Family Therapy 
  • Psychology of Family Systems

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    53

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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

Applying for Kutztown University's graduate programs is a simple process. The first step is to complete our online application. Next, review your graduate program's page for the list of additional documents required and submit them by the application deadline. All application decisions are made by the faculty review committee for each graduate program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    516 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 516 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Kutztown

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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