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Marriage and Family Therapy

Northern Illinois University

21 months
Duration
849 USD/credit 26197 USD/year
492 USD/credit 15181 USD/year
492 USD/credit 15181 USD/year
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About

Marriage and Family Therapy (SMFT) at Northern Illinois University is a specialization in Applied Human Development and Family Sciences M.S. program. The specialization prepares you for a career as a licensed couple and family therapist.

Overview

The specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education, emphasizes the practical application of systemic family therapy principles to the diagnosis and treatment of problems in human relationships. 

Through extensive course work, clinical experience with client couples, families, and individuals, and supervision by approved supervisors of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, students in the specialization learn to integrate theory and research while developing the clinical skills of marriage and family therapists. 

The specialization prepares students to function in mental health, family service, hospital business, and human service settings, and upon graduation students have completed all requirements for associate membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Why NIU?

Each year, Northern Illinois University welcomes more than 5,000 graduate students from around the world to our vibrant community. We invite you to join us. Explore our wide range of graduate degrees and certificates. Our programs will advance your education and your career, and you'll have outstanding opportunities for research, innovation and hands-on learning.

Our university and individual programs of study rank nationally year after year. NIU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies NIU as a High Research Activity University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Issues in Family Therapy
  • Addiction and Substance Abuse in Marriage and Family Therapy 
  • Marriage and Family Therapy Strategies: Treatment of Children and Adolescents 3
  • Approaches to Marriage and Family Therapy 
  • Marriage and Family Therapy Strategies: Treatment of Couples 
  • Theoretical Foundations of Family Therapy

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 21 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

54 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.75

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed a four-year undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or one with equivalent recognition.
  • Achieved a 2.75 grade point average on a 4.00 scale, or the equivalent.
  • If you received a three-year degree awarded through the Bologna process in Europe or a three-year Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Business Administration awarded in India, you are eligible to apply (provided you are seeking admission to the MBA or OMIS program).
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Test scores (if required).
  • Resume or curriculum vitae (optional)
  • Additional materials required by your program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26197 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 849 USD per credit during 21 months.
  • National

    15181 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 492 USD per credit during 21 months.
  • In-State

    15181 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 492 USD per credit during 21 months.

Living costs for DeKalb

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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