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Counseling - Marriage and Family Therapy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

Through the integrated School-Based Family Counseling program, candidates can also qualify for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential with Advanced Authorization in School Counseling and Child Welfare and Attendance Services. A minimum of 105 units are required depending upon prior coursework and culminating experience. 

The distinguishing feature of our program is the focus on School-Based Family Counseling, which aims to train marriage and family therapists to work directly in public schools and school-based related agencies. Coursework and fieldwork experience are geared toward the K-12 settings, although not exclusively. This is in contrast to the traditional family therapy model, in which the counselor is not trained to work in school systems. Our students, on the other hand, are trained to work with children and their families within the context of the educational system, utilizing a family systems theoretical orientation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Multicultural Counseling 
  • Assessment in Counseling 
  • Lifespan Human Development for Counselors
  • Principles of Research and Program Evaluation in Counseling 
  • Child Maltreatment and Domestic Violence 
  • Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Counseling - Ethics in Counseling 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

In addition to University requirements for admission to graduate study, students must have a 2.75 grade point average in the last 60 semester units attempted, submit the Division and College application forms, take additional examinations required by the Division, and be interviewed by the Division screening committee. Successful candidates are admitted to cohort groups and must take a prescribed sequence of cohort classes.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16248 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16248 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    16248 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16248 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    8178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8178 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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