The TUW Master of Arts Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy presents an extraordinary opportunity for interested individuals to become actively involved in an expanding and promising area of study. The need for Marriage and Family Therapists is now growing as an integral and important part of our nation's health and mental health care delivery system.
Family therapy is different from other mental health professions because of:
- Its emphasis on treating couples and families and the family as a system;
- Its emphasis on present day problems instead of historical or intra-psychic conflicts; and
- Its focus on understanding interpersonal relationships as a way of identifying and treating mental health problems
Increased understanding of the relationship between marital and family dysfunction and serious mental and emotional disorders such as chemical dependency, substance abuse, eating disorders, disorders of childhood and adolescence, and other forms of psychopathology have contributed to the prominence of this discipline. It is rare today to treat either inpatients or outpatients without attention to the family and dynamics of the family system.
The Health Care Reform Act will bring significant changes to the way health care is provided. One major change involves the use of health care teams to treat illness and foster wellness. Many mental health experts predict Marriage & Family therapists will be important and valued members of these new health care teams. Graduates of the TUW and other Marriage & Family Therapy programs will work in mental health agencies, in their own private practices, in government agencies, in health and educational administration, and as human resource professionals. Some will continue their professional education in doctoral degree programs.
The Touro University and College System has over forty years of accredited experience in educating and developing the skills of professionals to enhance and expand their careers, their lives, and the lives of those they affect.
Touro University Worldwide (TUW) expands on Touro's tradition of commitment to excellence in education, offering professionals from around the world an opportunity to earn this quality graduate school degree. The Master of Arts Degree Program in Marriage & Family Therapy at TUW brings the Touro tradition to this critical discipline: the value of a solid professional education that can foster the well-being of couples and families and, in turn, make a positive contribution to the larger community.
This program is designed to give you considerable control over the pace with which you complete your degree. We understand that demands at home or at work may change your schedule so TUW has structured the MFT program to allow you the flexibility you need to adjust your course load from one academic term to another. Join us to learn, lead, and serve.
FOR WHOM IS THE PROGRAM DESIGNED
You can earn your Master of Arts Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy while working full-time through Touro University Worldwide's fully online MFT program. Open to all qualified students, this program is carefully designed to work well for busy professionals and working adults… like you. New advances in educational technology enable you to take your courses to fit the way you live and work, even when you travel. A computer and an internet connection is all you need to put you in the "virtual classroom".
This program is designed to give you considerable control over the pace with which you complete your degree. We understand that demands at home or at work may change your schedule so TUW has structured the MFT program to allow you the flexibility you need to adjust your course load from one academic term to another.
Admission and Licensure
The 60 hour Marriage and Family Therapy degrees are designed to lead to professional licensure as outlined by individual state boards of counseling. Before enrolling in a licensure program at Touro University Worldwide, students should consult the rules and regulations regarding Marriage and Family Therapy for their particular state. More specifically, students should be aware of the following before enrolling in one of TUW's MFT programs:
- State regulations regarding licensure opportunities if an applicant has a previous felony conviction.
- State regulations regarding the type and number of academic courses and practicum and internship hours.
- The state accreditation requirements for educational institutions.
- The state regulations and requirements for online graduate education programs.
Clinical Practicum is a required part of the curriculum and is also required by many states for licensure. TUW is not responsible to find you the Practicum site and/or agency. The student is responsible to identify the practicum site and connect the Practicum coordinator with the site to arrange formal interview of the student. Please speak with an enrollment advisor for more information.