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Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Houston, TX, United States
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.

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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.
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Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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