Marriage and Family Therapy (M.S.)

Marriage and Family Therapy (M.S.)

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You will be prepared to provide clinical services to individuals, couples, and families to a diverse range of clients with a wide range of mental health problems.

You will acquire the knowledge, skills and disposition to improve the quality of well-being for clients that is theory based and empirically validated.

Graduates from this program have gone on to serve wider social systems within diverse and multicultural settings; others have completed doctoral studies.

Program Highlights

  • Uses a cohort model by which incoming students follow the two-year Program of Study alongside of the other incoming students; this establishes mutual support while in the program and creates long-term collegial relationships long after graduation
  • Courses are primarily taught by full-time and accessible faculty
  • Offered as a full-time or part-time program
  • All classes have an experiential curricular component

Program Distinctions

Student Organizations

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall Feb. 1 Feb. 1 Feb. 1
Spring N/A N/A N/A
Summer N/A N/A N/A

Degree Levels

Licensure Graduate Certificate Master Post-Master Doctorate

Delivery Options

St. CLoud (on campus) Online Synchronous online St. Cloud State at Plymouth Evenings/Weekends

Graduate Director

Dr. Mick Mayhew

Popular Careers

  • Community crisis clinic therapist
  • Correctional setting therapist
  • School family career therapist
  • Adoption agency therapist
  • Family and marriage therapist
  • Hospital therapist

University Facts & Stats

  • 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
  • More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
  • Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.

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