Master of Marriage and Family Therapy Online
Marriage and Family Therapist Degree Online
The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) program is designed to provide graduate coursework to those seeking to work with couples and families as a licensed marriage and family therapist. The MFT degree emphasizes the development of research-supported counseling skills. There will be classes offered online, but there are required on-campus classes due to state mandates.
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 three-semester practicum, consisting of a minimum of 700 clock hours, in a University-approved counseling setting under the supervision of a licensed marriage and family therapist supervisor, as part of the MFT degree plan. Before becoming a LMFT, the graduate must pass the MFT Jurisprudence Exam and complete a minimum of two years of supervised work experience (3,000 hours) in marriage and family therapy services.
Before becoming an MFT, the graduate must pass the national licensure examination administered by the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Board (AMFTRB) or the State of California marriage and family therapy licensure examination as well as the state Jurisprudence Exam and complete a supervised work experience (3,000 hours) in marriage and family therapy services under the supervision of an LMFT-S.
Requirements for the MA MFT Degree
This MFT degree program is 60 hours of graduate coursework. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, complete all courses with a grade of “C” or higher, and satisfactorily complete a comprehensive examination.
This program includes one 16-week intensive, requiring each student to be on campus for one week during the intensive course.
For students seeking certification or licensure inside the State of Texas: Programs offered at HCU designed to fulfill the educational requirements for a specific professional licensure or certification do meet the educational requirements for the State of Texas.
For students seeking certification or licensure outside the State of Texas: Students seeking certification or licensure from any state other than Texas should check with their state licensing board to determine eligibility. Houston Christian University has not determined whether their program of study meets the students state licensure requirements. Please check the Professional Licensure Directory for more information.