Online Marriage & Family Therapy Graduate Degree Program

Disclaimer: Touro University Worldwide has applied for COAMFTE Accreditation and is in the process of adhering to all COAMFTE standards. Our goal is to become accredited by COAMFTE during 2019. All new students starting Summer 2018 -2 (Start Date: June 25, 2018) and forward are applying to the MFT program under the COAMFTE standards, and are required to complete the Program credit hours and the Practicum Clinical Hours. If TUW does not receive COAMFTE accreditation, students will be able to complete the current MFT program which is accredited by WSCUC and approved by the California BBS. Please note the COAMFTE accreditation does not change the status of the MFT program under WSCUC and BBS.

The program offers multiple tracks, so you can choose the option that best fits your chosen career path.

TUW MFT Degree Options/Tracks: Overview

(1) M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical Track

  • Minimum: 18 courses (54 credits)
  • Minimum: 6 practicum courses, (18 credits)
  • Total Minimum for the entire program 72 credit hours
  • 500 Total Practicum Client Contact Hours

(2) M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy Non-Clinical Track 

  • Minimum: 18 courses (54 credits)
  • No practicum course requirement
  • No clinical hour requirement

(3) M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling (LPCC) Track

  • Minimum: 18 courses (54 credits)
  • Minimum: 4 courses of LPCC, (10 credits)
  • Minimum: 6 practicum courses, (18 credits)
  • Total Minimum for the entire program 82 credit hours
  • 500 Total Practicum Client Contact Hours

The MFT program under the COAMFTE Standards requires students to complete the following Practicum Clinical Hours:

  • Total of 500 Practicum Client Contact Hours (Student must complete a total of 500 hours for the MFT Program) and at least 100 supervision hours.

Practicum Client Contact: Out of the 500 total hours, student must complete the following hours:

  • A minimum of 200 Practicum Couple and Family Hours
  • A maximum of 100 alternative hours or clinical activity (e.g., couple or family groups, live cases where reflecting teams are directly involved in working with clients, etc.)
  • With the remaining hours consisting of individual, couple, or family hours.

Practicum Supervision Contact: Total of 100 supervision hours with Site Supervisor and TUW Supervisor, who must be an AAMFT approved supervisor, AAMFT approved supervisor in training, OR an Equivalent.

  • The majority (at least 3 hours a week) will be face to face with your site, and an additional 2 hours a week will be with TUW Supervisor.
  • Total of 50 Practicum Raw Data Live/Video Hours
  • Of the 50 hours of Raw Data, No more than 25 hours can consist of Audio

Tuition and Fees

TUW’s tuition is $500 per semester credit. Each eight (8) week, three (3) credit course costs $1,500.

Track 1 credit 3 credits Cost of Program
Non-Clinical Track $500 $1,500 $27,000*
Clinical Track $500 $1,500 $36,000*
LPCC Track $500 $1,500 $41,000*
* Based on number of credits required for the degree

Material Fee: Students on the Clinical track are required to pay $145 Material Fee during the Capstone course (MFT690), which will provide access to exam kit that prepares students for the CA Exam, National Exam and LPCC Exam. The exam kit is part of the capstone course only.

For detail University fees please click here (link the click here to this page: http://www.tuw.edu/admissions/tuition/

Accreditation

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Touro University Worldwide is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). For more information on WSCUC, visit www.wascsenior.org or write WSCUC at 985 Atlantic Ave., Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501.

The online Marriage & Family Therapy graduate degree program at Touro University Worldwide is approved by the California Board of Behavior Sciences (BBS), and is designed so that graduates are eligible for MFT Licensure in the State of California (and most other states) without requiring any additional coursework.

Specialty Accreditation

In addition to the institutional accreditation, Touro University Worldwide has also applied for a special accreditation for the MFT program by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). Our goal is to become accredited by COAMFTE during 2019.

Online Marriage & Family Therapy Graduate Degree Program | TUW

Publications and Policies

The below links are for students enrolled starting Summer 2018 – 2 session and/or those who formally opted-in to the COAMFTE aligned program. All other students may contact their academic advisor, the coordinator of practicum for practicum information, or refer to the handbook you received when you enrolled.

  1. MFT Student Handbook (2018-2019)
  2. Anti-Discrimination Policy
  3. Codes of conduct
  4. Faculty Demographics
  5. Faculty Roles
  6. Student/Graduate Achievement
  7. Portability of Degree
  8. Retention Policy
  9. Student Demographics
  10. Technical Training
  11. Technology Requirements
  12. Accreditation
  13. MFT E-Packet
  14. Tuition & Fees
  15. Academic Calendar
  16. Supervisor Roles
  17. Governance
  18. Degree Completion Timeline
  19. Degree Completion Requirements
  20. Supervisor Demographics

MFT Leadership Team

Darren Moore

Darren Moore, PhD, LMFT

Director, MFT Program
Associate Professor
Kaleena Prate

Kaleena Prate, MS, LMFT

Assistant Director, MFT Program
Coordinator of Practicum
Associate Professor

The online Marriage & Family Therapy graduate degree program from Touro University Worldwide was rated Top Online Master’s Program by Best Counseling Degrees in 2017!

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