M.Sc. On Campus

Marriage and Family Therapy

Saint Cloud State University

12 months
12444 USD/year
12904 USD/year
8878 USD/year
Tuition fee
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As a student of Marriage and Family Therapy at Saint Cloud State University, you will be trained as a highly qualified therapist and graduate qualified to provide help for a diverse range of clients with a wide range of mental health problems.


At the Marriage and Family Therapy program offered by Saint Cloud State University , you will learn the knowledge, skills and disposition to improve the quality of well-being for individuals, families and wider social systems within diverse and multicultural settings.

Program Highlights

  • A competitive, intimate program that welcomes 16 full-time students into the cohort of each academic year with limited options for a part-time track. The cohort model enriches the experiential learning components of the program while building a foundational professional network for years to come.
  • Frequent engagement with program leadership in both course instruction and student advising.
  • Two experiential training components: first year students have a supervised practicum experience in our brand-new state of the art training clinic and second-year students engage in a supervised, year-long community internship.
  • 100 percent student placement for community internships.
  • 5:1 student/teacher ratio allows for students to pursue opportunities in publication and presenting at professional conferences.
  • Classes are scheduled to limit student on-campus attendance (2-3 days in the first year; 1 day in the second year).
  • One of the most affordable graduate programs available.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Foundations of Mental Health Counseling
  • Group Counseling Theory and Practice
  • Counseling Theories

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


52 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Strong candidates will be invited to complete a group interview with representatives of the profession, advanced students in the program and the counseling faculty. The interview is required.
  • Applicants can enhance their chance for an admission offer by having all application materials in by the deadline and then demonstrating clear and compelling responses to the interview questions in the group interviews.
  • A brief description of the applicant's background, training and experience.
  • A statement of short-and long-term professional goals.
  • A statement of purpose regarding the interest in your degree program.
  • Identify areas of strength and challenges in pursuing this program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12444 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12904 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12904 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8878 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8878 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Saint Cloud

900 - 1400 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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