24 months
Duration
647 USD/credit
336 USD/credit
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About

Students who have completed the requirements for the Counseling and Human Resource Development - Marriage and Family Counseling at South Dakota State University  and graduated from the program are endorsed for counseling in a marriage and family setting. Many marriage and family counselors work in private practice. 

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Students who successfully complete this 60-credit hour specialization will earn a Master of Science in Counseling and Human Resource Development specializing in Marriage and Family Counseling. 

The specialization in Marriage and Family Counseling is designed to meet the requirements of the South Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners. 

Once graduates complete an approved supervised clinical experience and pass the appropriate examinations, they are eligible for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. 

This Counseling and Human Resource Development - Marriage and Family Counseling  at South Dakota State University  will be a good fit if you:

  • Have a desire to help people
  • Work well with diverse groups of people
  • Are an analytical thinker
  • Are inquisitive
  • Have strong listening, speaking and problem-solving skills

Career Opportunities

  • Marriage and Family Counselor

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Professional Issues and Ethics
  • Research and Evaluation in Counseling and Human Development 
  • Developmental Issues in Counseling 
  • Theories of Counseling 
  • Professional Issues and Ethics 
  • Counseling the Family 
  • Couples and Advanced Family Counseling

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Admission is competitive; late applications will not be considered. Students have one calendar year from the time of acceptance to begin taking courses otherwise formal re-application to the CHRD program is required.

Language

English

Credits

60 alternative credits

60 -61 

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
71
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).
5.5

Other requirements

General requirements

The CHRD department requires all applicants to submit the documents below by the appropriate admission deadline:

  • CHRD Disclosure Statement
  • Resume
  • A typed, one-page goal statement discussing your aspirations to the counseling field
  • Two completed CHRD Recommendation Forms (do not use the Graduate School reference forms).

Based on the rating score of the applicant’s file, the applicant will either be invited to the group screening interview top continue the admissions process or denied admission.

GRE: Not required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    647 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 647 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    336 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 336 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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