Counseling - Marriage and Family Therapy, M.Sc. | California State University East Bay | Hayward, United States
M.Sc. On Campus

Counseling - Marriage and Family Therapy

24 months
15557 USD/year
15557 USD/year
8429 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The primary focus of the Counseling - Marriage and Family Therapy program at California State University East Bay is to train psychotherapists who eventually plan to obtain a California Marriage and Family Therapy and/or a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor internship license. 


The Counseling - Marriage and Family Therapy course work at California State University East Bay is geared towards a relational approach to counseling that focuses on  multicultural diversity, collaborative treatment, wellness, resiliency, and recovery. Faculty orient students to promote resilience and practice strength-based interventions. Course work combined with clinical practicum training in the field prepares graduates to work from a relational perspective.


The MFT concentration prepares graduate students for clinical work in a wide variety of settings, such as community mental health based and county agencies, schools and universities, hospitals, business and industry, and private practice.

Graduates have been hired in a wide range of agencies and businesses. Some are counselors in junior colleges and college counseling settings, Others are drug and alcohol abuse counselors in hospitals, family therapists on-site in schools, advocates for the mentally ill, therapists working with chronically ill and they elderly, child therapists in therapeutic nursery schools, assessment counselors, information and referral clinicians in employment assistance programs, individual and family therapists for police departments, grief counselors, organizational development specialists, and human resource professionals in business and industry. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Family and Life Cycle Development 
  • Grief, Trauma, and Crisis Counseling 
  • Systemic-Relational Practice 
  • Assessment and Testing 
  • Couples Therapy 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH
  • 60 - 61 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • University application (submitted via CSU online application)
  • Department application
  • Personal Statement
  • Writing sample
  • Three letters of reference
  • Graduate  Record Examination (GRE) 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15557 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15557 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    15557 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15557 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8429 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8429 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Hayward

1370 - 2510 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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