Marriage and Family Therapy

La Salle University

24 months
835 USD/credit
835 USD/credit
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Marriage and Family Therapy is an approach to mental health care, which seeks to help people within the context of their families and their relationships, using family systems theories and interventions. Its practitioners hold a common assumption that if the individual is to change, the context must change. 

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Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy, family systems, and relationship issues. They are licensed to treat mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders within the context of individuals, couples, and marriage and family systems. Some of the problems that Marriage and Family Therapist help people with are as follows:

  • Communication between family members, intimate partners, friends, coworkers, or others.
  • Parental concerns such as learning effective approaches to discipline and how to effectively deal with children and/or adolescent’s psychological, behavioral and emotional difficulties.
  • Marital or couple discord
  • Sexual difficulties and concerns
  • Feelings of depression, anxiety, or loneliness
  • Unmanageable anger, hostility, or violence

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theories and Interventions
  • Counseling Laboratory 
  • Psychopathology
  • Human Behavior: A Developmental Perspective
  • Systems, Systemic Thinking, and Ethics
  • Basic Principles of Research Design, Statistics, Program Development and Evaluation
  • Advanced Counseling Laboratory
  • Human Sexuality
  • Therapeutic Approaches for Children and Adolescents
  • Working with Families
  • Contextual Family Therapy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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.
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).
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.
80 (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

  • Evidence of completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a minimum of 9-12 hours in psychology, marriage and family studies or counseling—and a GPA of 3.0. All transcripts of academic institutions attended should be submitted, particularly if credits were transferred.
  • The online application for admission.
  • Three letters of recommendation. This should include a college professor who can assess the applicant’s academic qualifications and abilities as well as a supervisor who can assess the applicant’s professional qualifications, abilities, and motivation for enrolling in this program.

Work experience

  • Work experience (paid or volunteer) in an area related to marriage and family therapy or the mental health field is considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    835 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 835 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    835 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 835 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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