M.Sc. On Campus

Couple and Family Therapy

University of Louisville

12 months
28520 USD/year
28520 USD/year
12174 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Couple and Family Therapy at University of Louisville is to develop professionals in couple/marriage and family therapy to work with couples, families, and other systems within their community contexts and through the lens of social justice. 


About Couple and Family Therapy at University of Louisville

Marriage/couple and family therapy is a distinct discipline from social work with its own state licensure board, national professional organization, and national accrediting body. The MSCFT degree program is the first COAMFTE‐accredited master’s degree program in the nation housed in a school of social work.

The MSCFT program offers a rigorous educational program that takes a social justice approach to working with individuals, couples, families, and other systems. Students take 60 credit hours and meet coursework requirements for Kentucky state licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and clinical membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). MSCFT coursework focuses on family systems theoretical foundations, systemic assessment, social justice and diversity, family systems interventions, research‐informed practice, and ethics. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • Diversity, Oppression, and Social Justice Practice
  • Research Methodology and Design
  • Social Work and Human Sexuality
  • Psychopathology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Graduate School application and application fee
  • Earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Three recommendations from former instructors or supervisors
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Family of Origin paper (a description of formative experiences in one’s family)
  • Professional Statement (a description of career goals and reasons for seeking this degree)
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 recommended; applicants with incoming GPAs under 3.0 must submit an addendum discussing gaps or deficiencies in applicant’s academic record. Include planned strategies for maintaining the required 3.0 in Graduate School.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28520 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    28520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28520 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12174 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12174 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Louisville

897 - 1421 USD /month
Living costs

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


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