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Marriage and Family Therapy

Houston Baptist University

M.A.
24 months
Duration
1650 USD/module
1650 USD/module
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About

The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MA-LMFT) program is designed to provide graduate coursework to those seeking to work with couples and families as a licensed marriage and family therapist. The program emphasizes the development of research supported counseling skills while encouraging students to reflect on their personal values, and to grow in maturity.

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Overview

The coursework provided meets the academic requirements for licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Texas. Students complete a 3-semester practicum, in a University-approved counseling setting under the supervision of a licensed marriage and family therapist supervisor (LMFT-S), as part of the degree plan. Before becoming an LMFT, the graduate must pass the MFT Jurisprudence Exam and complete a minimum of two years of supervised work experience (3000 hours) in marriage and family therapy services.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling Theories 
  • Assessment and Treatment of Couples and Families 
  • Practicum in Marriage and Family Counseling 
  • Advanced Practicum in Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Single Adult Issues, Premarital Counseling and Marital Enrichment Counseling 
  • Counseling Adolescents and Their Families
  • Introduction to Human Sexuality
  • Gender Issues and Differences

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

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.
3 (required)
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).
6.5 (required)
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

  • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted.
  • Two (2) Recommendation Forms
  • Résumé/CV 
  • GRE Required – Take the Graduate Record Examination test (GRE). All portions are considered, including verbal, quantitative and analytical writing. 
  • Interview – An admission interview is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1650 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1650 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1650 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1650 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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