24 months
7783 USD/year
7783 USD/year
5295 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Couple and Family Therapy graduate program at Purdue University Northwest trains you to provide mental health services to clients by embracing a scholar/practitioner model of systemic family therapy training. 


The Couple and Family Therapy graduate program at Purdue University Northwest prepares you to provide ethical, research-informed and culturally competent relational mental health services to a diverse range of clients.

The Couple and Family Therapy degree is an accredited path toward a career in mental health services. Our program is strongly committed to the promotion of diversity among all human beings.

Graduates of this program are ready to help change clients’ lives for the better by providing relational mental health services.

Career Paths

Graduates most often:

  • Apply to doctoral programs;
  • Practice therapy in mental health agencies; and/or
  • Engage in private practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Systemic Therapy Skills
  • Classic Theories In Couple And Family Therapy
  • Diagnosis And Assessment in Couple & Family Therapy
  • Professional Issues For Child And Family Specialists
  • Theories Of Human And Family Development
  • Diversity And Social Justice In Couple And Family Therapy
  • Treating Trauma With Couple & Family Therapy
  • Topical Issues In Couple & Family Therapy
  • Sexuality And Sex Therapy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


67 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Upload Transcripts for every institution of higher education attended
  • Submit a Statement of Purpose. If applying to a 2nd or 3rd choice graduate program, be sure your Statement of Purpose is all-inclusive, and supports your suitability for all graduate programs listed on your application.
  • Provide three Letters of Recommendation or the number required by your graduate program. If applying to a 2nd or 3rd choice graduate program, the program with the highest number of required recommendation letters will determine the minimum number of letters to be submitted.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7783 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7783 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    7783 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7783 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    5295 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5295 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Hammond

1012 - 1638 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Couple and Family Therapy
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