Marriage and Family Therapy

University of Wisconsin Stout

24 months
17423 USD/year
9457 USD/year
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UW-Stout's Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy has a long-standing reputation for rigorous clinical training in counseling and therapy, and our graduates are outstanding.

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Master of Science Degree Students develop specific competence in the following areas of marriage and family therapy (MFT) lifespan human development, family dynamics, research, MFT ethics and legalities; systemic and interactional theories; and cultural competence related to the practice of individual, couple, family and group therapy. It includes direct experience conducting admission to treatment, clinical assessment and diagnosis, treatment planning, case management, and therapeutic intervention.

This program prepares people for work in clinical settings such as mental health agencies, in-home therapy, day treatment, behavioral health (hospitals), schools and/or private practice. The program has a balance of classroom and field experience. Field experience occurs in clinic settings with live supervision. This is one of the longest running programs in the nation to be fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). It meets state educational requirements for licensing (especially Wisconsin and Minnesota) and prepares students for the AMFTRB (national) MFT exam required for license.

Programme Structure

  • Psychopathology: Assessment and Treatment Planning
  • Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • Theories of Family Processes
  • Lifespan Family and Human Development Seminar
  • Cultural Competence in Family Therapy
  • Treating Drug Abuse, Intimate Violence and Self-Harm
  • Research in Psychotherapy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Applicants are strongly advised to complete the admissions process prior to January 15. 


IELTS or TOEFL needed


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.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • complete a minimum of 120 overall undergraduate credits (some majors may require more)
  • complete 32 residency credits at UW-Stout
  • achieve a minimum GPA of 2.000
  • complete all General Education requirements
  • complete the Racial and Ethnic Studies requirement
  • complete the Global Perspective requirement
  • complete the all major requirements 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17423 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17423 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    9457 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9457 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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