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Counselor Education - Marriage, couple and family counseling, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

In addition to the core counseling courses, this 60-hour program emphasizes an understanding of the issues faced by contemporary couples and families and a family systems approach to the conceptualization and treatment of couples and families. Graduates of this program are prepared to work with individuals, couples and families in a variety of professional counseling settings.  The program meets the educational requirements for the licensed professional counselor credentials (LPC) in Michigan and is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Working with an advisor, the program can also lead to licensure as a marriage and family therapist.

Accreditation

The program meets the educational requirements for the licensed professional counselor credentials (LPC) in Michigan and is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Working with an advisor, the program can also lead to licensure as a marriage and family therapist.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Psychopathology: Classification & Treatment
  • Foundations of Systemic Family Therapy
  • Couple Interaction & Therapy
  • Family Interaction & Therapy

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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General Requirements

  • Copy of passport identification page
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Complete high school or post-secondary education transcripts
  • $100 non-refundable application fee
  • Proof of sufficient funds for the first academic year of study at WMU according to estimated cost of attendance
  • A resume or curriculum vitae (CV) is required
  • Three recommendations
  • Written statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15556 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15556 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    15556 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15556 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Kalamazoo

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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