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Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A.

Requirements

The Master in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) trains students to be professionally competent in the field of marriage and family therapy. Through the application of systemic theories, skills, and ethics, students are prepared to serve a diverse client population. Students who successfully complete the program, including academic course work and supervised clinical practica, will be eligible for employment and licensure as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Utah. This program is offered in collaboration with the Behavioral Science Department and the family science undergraduate degree.

Total Program Credits: 54

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college/university, a nationally accredited program, or an international college or university recognized by a Ministry of Education. 
  2. Admission to the Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A. program.
Discipline Core Requirements: 54 Credits
Complete the following courses:  
  MFT 6000 Systemic Foundations of Marriage and Family Therapy 3
  MFT 6010 Contemporary Approaches to MFT 3
  MFT 6100 Ethical Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy 3
Complete the following therapy classes:   
  MFT 6200 Systemic Assessment and Diagnosis 3
  MFT 6210 Couples Therapy 3
  MFT 6220 Group Therapy 2
  MFT 6230 Family Therapy 3
  MFT 6240 Individual Therapy 2
Complete the following developmental courses:  
  MFT 6300 Working with Diversity in MFT 3
  MFT 6310 Child and Adolescent Development 3
  MFT 6   320 Adult Issues in Human Development 3
Complete the following specialty courses:  
  MFT 6400  
Research in Marriage and Family Therapy 3
  MFT 6500 Community Intervention 1
  MFT 6510 Contemporary Issues in MFT 1
  MFT 6520 Clinical Business Development and Practice 2
  MFT 6600 Capstone in MFT 1
Complete the practicum series:  
  MFT 6900 Pre-Practicum 3
  MFT 6910 Practicum I 3
  MFT 6920 Practicum II  3
  MFT 6930 Practicum III 3
  MFT 6940 Practicum IV  3

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Complete 54 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0 with a B- or higher in every class
  2. Complete program clinical and supervision hour requirements.
  3. Complete program capstone requirements demonstrating achievement of student learning outcomes.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
MFT 6000 Ethical Issues in MFT 3
MFT 6100 Systemic Foundations of MFT 3
MFT 6200 Systemic Assessment and Diagnosis 3
MFT 6900 Pre-Practicum 3
  Semester total: 12
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
MFT 6010 Contemporary Approaches to MFT 3
MFT 6210 Couples Therapy 3
MFT 6220 Group Therapy 2
MFT 6500 Community Intervention 1
MFT 6910 Practicum I 3
  Semester total: 12
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
MFT 6300 Working with Diversity 3
MFT 6230 Family Therapy 3
MFT 6920 Practicum II 3
  Semester total: 9
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
MFT 6310 Child & Adolescent Development 3
MFT 6400 Research in MFT 3
MFT 6240 Individual Therapy 2
MFT 6510 Contemporary Issues in MFT 1
MFT 6930 Practicum III 3
  Semester total: 12
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
MFT 6320 Adult Issues in Human Development 3
MFT 6520 Clinical Business Development 2
MFT 6600 Capstone 1
MFT 6940 Practicum IV 3
  Semester total: 9
  Degree total: 54

Department

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

 
 

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Department Chair: Cameron John
  • Office: CB 210b
  • Telephone: 801-863-8809
  • Email: Cameron.John@uvu.edu
  • Coordinator:Elizabeth Fawcett
  • Office: CB 207j
  • Telephone: 801-863-6261
  • Email: efawcett@uvu.edu
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Program Description

The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) trains students to be professionally competent in the field of marriage and family therapy. Through the application of systemic theories, skills, and ethics, students are prepared to serve a diverse client population. Students who successfully complete the program, including academic course work and supervised clinical practica, will be eligible for employment and licensure as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Utah.

Across a broad range of clinical employment settings, marriage and family therapists seek to improve the quality of life for individuals, couples, and families.  The UVU Marriage and Family Therapy program emphasizes professional competence and stewardship within the local community.  With an emphasis on systemic theories, clinical skills and professional ethics, the MFT program prepares graduates for licensure and employment in marriage and family therapy.  The training of marriage and family therapy students champions inclusion and diversity through self-awareness and respect toward all people.

Admission Requirements

Potential students must apply for admission into the program. To be accepted, students must have completed a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Family Studies, Psychology, Social Work, or a related area. However, applicants who have a Bachelor’s degree in another field may be admitted to the program if they can demonstrate significant work or volunteer experience in the Human Services field. 

 
 
2019-20 Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy--Tuition and Fee Schedule
  Resident  Non-Resident 
Credit Hours Tuition Fees Total Credit Hours Tuition Fees Total
1 $361 $35 $396 1 $951 $35 $986
2 $722 $70 $792 2 $1,902 $70 $1,972
3 $1,083 $105 $1,188 3 $2,853 $105 $2,958
4 $1,444 $140 $1,584 4 $3,804 $140 $3,944
5 $1,805 $175 $1,980 5 $4,755 $175 $4,930
6 $2,166 $210 $2,376 6 $5,706 $210 $5,916
7 $2,527 $245 $2,772 7 $6,657 $245 $6,902
8 $2,888 $280 $3,168 8 $7,608 $280 $7,888
9 $3,249 $315 $3,564 9 $8,559 $315 $8,874
10 $3,610 $350 $3,960 10 $9,510 $350 $9,860
11 $3,971 $350 $4,321 11 $10,461 $350 $10,811
12 $4,332 $350 $4,682 12 $11,412 $350 $11,762
13 $4,693 $350 $5,043 13 $12,363 $350 $12,713
14 $5,054 $350 $5,404 14 $13,314 $350 $13,664
15 $5,415 $350 $5,765 15 $14,265 $350 $14,615
16 $5,776 $350 $6,126 16 $15,216 $350 $15,566
17 $6,137 $350 $6,487 17 $16,167 $350 $16,517
18 $6,498 $350 $6,848 18 $17,118 $350 $17,468
19 $6,859 $350 $7,209 19 $18,069 $350 $18,419
20 $7,220 $350 $7,570 20 $19,020 $350 $19,370

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