Become a Marriage and Family Therapist

Our online Master of Arts (M.A.) in Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program helps you join the growing demands for holistic mental health care as a valuable member of a patient’s team. 

Marriage and family therapy differs from other mental health professions because of its focus on:

  • Treating individuals, couples and families
  • Addressing present day problems from the perspective of systems
  • Addressing present day problems within the context of the family and community systems
  • Understanding interpersonal relationships as a way of identifying and treating mental health problems
  • Delivering holistic treatment plans focusing on family relationships and dynamics

MFT Program Mission

Touro University Worldwide’s mission is to provide academic and professional clinical training to students to become competent, ethical, culturally sensitive, and systems-oriented marriage and family therapists who can effectively assess, diagnose, and treat a diverse population of individuals, couples and families. The program is conceptually grounded by the scientist-practitioner model, preparing students who will be capable of making unique contributions to the field of marriage and family therapy.

TUW Online MFT Degree Tracks

Touro University Worldwide’s online Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy degree program offers multiple tracks, allowing you to choose the plan of study that best fits your chosen career path.

(1) MFT Clinical Track – The ONLY track Accredited by COAMFTE

The COAMFTE approved clinical track of the Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program combines online MFT courses with a field internship.

  • Minimum: 18 courses (54 credits)
  • Minimum: 6 practicum courses, (18 credits)
  • Total Minimum for the entire program 72 credit hours
  • 300 Total Practicum Client Contact Hours (Please note that some states minimum requirements for licensure application may be more than 300 direct client contact hours. Also, some states may require additional courses. Therefore, students are required to check the licensure requirements for their respective state).

(2) Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling (LPCC) Track*

  • Students who select the LPCC Track must take the COAMFTE Approved Clinical track of the Marriage and Family Therapy program and achieve all the requirements before being eligible for the LPCC track.
  • The four (4) additional courses for the LPCC track are outlined below:**
  • Minimum: 6 practicum courses, (18 credits)
    • MFT650
    • MFT651
    • MFT653
    • MFT698

*The MFT clinical program combined with the LPCC track is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)
**Must be taken before or in conjunction with the MFT640 series

(3) Non-Clinical Track 

The non-clinical track provides online MFT coursework. – Not COAMFTE Accredited

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

What Can You Do With a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy?

Earning an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Touro University Worldwide prepares graduates for positions where they can work with individuals, families and groups. They typically work as part of a Systemic Treatment Team, focusing on relationship issues involving the client. Job titles vary depending on whether students concentrate on the clinical, non-clinical or licensed professional clinical counseling track. Potential job titles include:

  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Couples Therapist
  • Family Therapist
  • Child and Adolescent Therapist
  • Clinical Therapist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Addiction Counselor
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Community Mental Health Counselor:

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the median annual salary for marriage and family therapists is $56,570. The BLS projects 15% job growth in the field over the next decade. The online TUW MFT prepares graduates with skills and knowledge they need for success in these in-demand fields.

BLS salary source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/marriage-and-family-therapists.htm#tab-1

Alumni

Proud 2023 TUW MFT Alumna Brittney Kirkland shares her academic experience with the clinical Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy degree.

MFT Clinical Track

72 Semester Credits

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Systems Approach to family therapy is designed to provide an overview of the fundamentals of family and marital therapy. The course will be taught within a therapeutic perspective so that the material will be tied to the actual practice of therapy. Wherever possible, examples, case studies and vignettes will be employed in order to amplify the family systems approach to therapy. In addition, the course explores theories and skills required in contemporary community mental health settings, including recovery-oriented treatment for severe mental illness, disaster and trauma response, services for victims of abuse and the homeless, foster care, case management, client advocacy, in-home and in-school services, bilingual client services, collaborating with other professionals, medical family therapy, and local community service resources. The course also provides a practical overview of public and private systems of care and opportunities to meet with the severely mentally ill and their families.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course reviews the broad spectrum of psychological disorders and the proper method of diagnosing the disorders using the DSM-5 criteria. The focus of this review will include the etiology, prevalence & incidence, signs & symptoms, and criteria for differential diagnosis affecting children, adolescents, and adults. Suicide Assessment, Treatment and Management are also covered.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course will examine the theory, practice and utilization of effective therapeutic interventions with couple relationships. The course will involve videos, case studies, online discussions, and written assignments to further our learning on couples counseling.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course will prepare students to work with the special counseling needs of children and adolescents. Behavioral characteristics of children and adolescents including their emotional, social, and cognitive behaviors will be covered and applied with practical cases. Counseling techniques and treatment options will be learned.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course will highlight developmental psychology throughout the lifespan, from birth through death. Current psychological and medical knowledge of child, adolescent, and adult development will be explored along with the impact of the developmental process on the individual and the family.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The goal of this course is to provide a brief comprehensive overview of clinical psychopharmacology for non-medical providers. This course will acquaint students with the fundamentals of psychotropic drugs. Basics of pharmacology, indications, drug interactions and adverse side effects of commonly used psychotropic medications.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to provide an introduction to some of the cultural, socioeconomic, and ethnic variables that influence the counseling relationship and process. Factors such as age, gender, sexual orientation, religious and spiritual values, mental and physical characteristics, education, family values, and socioeconomic status, are examined. We will emphasize on therapy issues related to each group, and learn effective treatment approaches to use that will be most appropriate. The process of becoming an effective multicultural therapist in terms of becoming more aware of the values and customs of persons from other racial/ethnic groups will be included. Therapist cultural self-awareness and the role of counseling in eliminating biases, prejudice, oppression, and discrimination are emphasized.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course serves as an introduction to graduate level research in the social sciences with a specific emphasis on psychology. Research methods and statistics will be integrated to provide a general overview of the ways that social scientists collect information. The research process will be examined including concepts of design, conduct and evaluation. Principles and characteristics of approaches and methodologies relevant to research in the field will be fully explored. Examples of data sources and methods of statistical description and analysis will be covered with special emphasis on developing ethical, trustworthy and useful information. The course also will provide a foundation for locating and evaluating scientific, technical, business and government qualitative and quantitative information.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to provide an overview of Large Therapy Systems. Emphasis will be on obtaining the conceptual knowledge and skills relative to conducting effective group treatment for a variety of client populations.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course focuses on the understanding and use of testing results for the marriage and family therapist.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course provides an overview of the biological, sociological and psychological basis of human sexual functioning. Sexuality is a core element of human functioning and a key element in understanding intimate relationships. An evidenced-based approach will be used to explore topics including sexual development and function throughout the lifespan, normative and atypical sexual functioning, as well as other sexual factors relevant to the practice of marriage and family therapy. Some specific topics will include sexual arousal and response, masturbation, sexually transmitted diseases, contraception, and sexual anatomy. Theories of sexual attraction from both sociological and evolutionary points of view will also be presented. A clinical model of intimacy will be presented, as well practical information for use in couple’s therapy.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Students will learn about the different causes of addiction, understanding addiction as both a disease and a behavioral phenomenon. Topics include definitions of addiction, ethno-cultural influences in addiction, profiles in addiction, substances of addiction, models of treatment, family and group support, self-medication and theories of addiction. The emerging course of non-substance addictive behaviors (food compulsions, internet/gaming, shopping and pathological gambling) will also be discussed.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The processes of communication as these apply to both interpersonal and intrapersonal experience. Emphasis on the purposes of communication as well as the forms that are believed to enhance the conduct of counseling and psychotherapy.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course will discuss family-focused treatment targeting high-risk youth. Issues such as drug use, youth criminal activity and drop-out prevention will be the main topics.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course will primarily focus on issues that are salient to the aging population, including long-term care. Students will learn skills to help families in all stages of life deal with chronic or ongoing health concerns as well. There will be a strategic training to develop necessary understanding of the challenges of the later stages of life. Students will be required to conduct an in depth interview of one family situation where such issues discussed in the course material are present.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course has been designed to foster a grounded and well-informed understanding of ethical and legal issues as they relate to the mental health professionals in general and MFT professionals in particular. In the course students will become aware of familial relationships, and defining of legal consequences to those relationships and their dissolution, and the transition of individuals into new family formations. Marriage and its legal effects, divorce, the law of the parent-child relationship, including post-separation parenting and child support, and the recognition of non-marital relationships. Other legal matters such as family law include domestic violence, adoption, and child protection, child abuse reporting is included. Commonly experienced ethical and legal matters within the practice of MFT will be examined through discussion, assigned readings, written work and practical exercises.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Studies in the treatment of trauma as it impact the family. Beginning and advanced techniques in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of child and elder abuse, domestic violence, rape, disaster, crime and other trauma will be explored.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This set of courses provides therapists in training with the opportunity to practice systemically informed family therapy in a supervised environment, to observe other therapists in training, and to give/receive feedback about their practice. This practicum is designed to help students gain experience regarding clients in shared learning with colleagues, on site supervisors, and TUW Supervisors. As part of practicum experience, students will gain clinical and supervision hours at a placement site, while simultaneously obtaining supervision hours from TUW faculty in a live classroom. Students will complete the six (6) courses in a 1 year period to achieve the required 300 hours to complete the program. (Please note that some states minimum requirements for licensure application may be more than 300 direct client contact hours. Therefore, students are required to check the licensure requirements for their respective state).

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This set of courses provides therapists in training with the opportunity to practice systemically informed family therapy in a supervised environment, to observe other therapists in training, and to give/receive feedback about their practice. This practicum is designed to help students gain experience regarding clients in shared learning with colleagues, on site supervisors, and TUW Supervisors. As part of practicum experience, students will gain clinical and supervision hours at a placement site, while simultaneously obtaining supervision hours from TUW faculty in a live classroom. Students will complete the six (6) courses in a 1 year period to achieve the required 300 hours to complete the program. (Please note that some states minimum requirements for licensure application may be more than 300 direct client contact hours. Therefore, students are required to check the licensure requirements for their respective state).

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This set of courses provides therapists in training with the opportunity to practice systemically informed family therapy in a supervised environment, to observe other therapists in training, and to give/receive feedback about their practice. This practicum is designed to help students gain experience regarding clients in shared learning with colleagues, on site supervisors, and TUW Supervisors. As part of practicum experience, students will gain clinical and supervision hours at a placement site, while simultaneously obtaining supervision hours from TUW faculty in a live classroom. Students will complete the six (6) courses in a 1 year period to achieve the required 300 hours to complete the program. (Please note that some states minimum requirements for licensure application may be more than 300 direct client contact hours. Therefore, students are required to check the licensure requirements for their respective state).

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This set of courses provides therapists in training with the opportunity to practice systemically informed family therapy in a supervised environment, to observe other therapists in training, and to give/receive feedback about their practice. This practicum is designed to help students gain experience regarding clients in shared learning with colleagues, on site supervisors, and TUW Supervisors. As part of practicum experience, students will gain clinical and supervision hours at a placement site, while simultaneously obtaining supervision hours from TUW faculty in a live classroom. Students will complete the six (6) courses in a 1 year period to achieve the required 300 hours to complete the program. (Please note that some states minimum requirements for licensure application may be more than 300 direct client contact hours. Therefore, students are required to check the licensure requirements for their respective state).

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This set of courses provides therapists in training with the opportunity to practice systemically informed family therapy in a supervised environment, to observe other therapists in training, and to give/receive feedback about their practice. This practicum is designed to help students gain experience regarding clients in shared learning with colleagues, on site supervisors, and TUW Supervisors. As part of practicum experience, students will gain clinical and supervision hours at a placement site, while simultaneously obtaining supervision hours from TUW faculty in a live classroom. Students will complete the six (6) courses in a 1 year period to achieve the required 300 hours to complete the program. (Please note that some states minimum requirements for licensure application may be more than 300 direct client contact hours. Therefore, students are required to check the licensure requirements for their respective state).

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This set of courses provides therapists in training with the opportunity to practice systemically informed family therapy in a supervised environment, to observe other therapists in training, and to give/receive feedback about their practice. This practicum is designed to help students gain experience regarding clients in shared learning with colleagues, on site supervisors, and TUW Supervisors. As part of practicum experience, students will gain clinical and supervision hours at a placement site, while simultaneously obtaining supervision hours from TUW faculty in a live classroom. Students will complete the six (6) courses in a 1 year period to achieve the required 300 hours to complete the program. (Please note that some states minimum requirements for licensure application may be more than 300 direct client contact hours. Therefore, students are required to check the licensure requirements for their respective state).

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Capstone course is the culmination of your MFT degree program for both MFT and LPCC tracks and is taken last. In this course, the student will work on threaded discussions and complete a case assignment and signature assignment focused on MFT proficiency in licensure preparation and clinical work. They will have to work on practice licensure exam questions, discuss their theoretical orientation when approaching work with individuals, couples, and families. The Capstone will be reviewed by the primary faculty advisor at the conclusion of your coursework and may serve as a tool for your further research and/or practice. The Capstone course is used to assess the student achievement of all MFT Program Learning Outcomes.

CREDITS

3

LPCC Track/Elective Courses

Required LPCC Track Courses or taken only if the student’s state requires these specific courses

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course is an elective course for students who are interested to take it in addition to the MFT set program. The course provides overview of major counseling/psychology theories, in addition counseling techniques and practices are reviewed associated with these theories.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course serves as an overview of the contemporary theories and techniques of psychotherapy. The course will explore psychotherapy processes, compare various theoretical approaches, and introduce professional and ethical issues in psychotherapy.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course serves as an overview of the theories of career development counseling. The course will explore the approaches to career development, compare various theoretical approaches, and introduce ethics into career development counseling.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Providing for client safety is an essential aspect of Marriage and Family Therapy. This course focuses on the detection, assessment and management of domestic violence. Students will learn about the underlying factors that contribute to family violence and be able to identify and assess abuse with women, men, children, and couples. Students will become familiar with therapeutic interventions and techniques, legal and ethical implications, and community resources available to clients.

CREDITS

1

Non-Clinical Track Core Requirements

54 Semester Credits

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Systems Approach to family therapy is designed to provide an overview of the fundamentals of family and marital therapy. The course will be taught within a therapeutic perspective so that the material will be tied to the actual practice of therapy. Wherever possible, examples, case studies and vignettes will be employed in order to amplify the family systems approach to therapy.

In addition, the course explores theories and skills required in contemporary community mental health settings, including recovery-oriented treatment for severe mental illness, disaster and trauma response, services for victims of abuse and the homeless, foster care, case management, client advocacy, in-home and in-school services, bilingual client services, collaborating with other professionals, medical family therapy, and local community service resources. The course also provides a practical overview of public and private systems of care and opportunities to meet with the severely mentally ill and their families.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course reviews the broad spectrum of psychological disorders and the proper method of diagnosing the disorders using the DSM-5 criteria. The focus of this review will include the etiology, prevalence & incidence, signs & symptoms, and criteria for differential diagnosis affecting children, adolescents, and adults. Suicide Assessment, Treatment and Management are also covered.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course will examine the theory, practice and utilization of effective therapeutic interventions with couple relationships. The course will involve videos, case studies, online discussions, and written assignments to further our learning on couples counseling.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course will prepare students to work with the special counseling needs of children and adolescents. Behavioral characteristics of children and adolescents including their emotional, social, and cognitive behaviors will be covered and applied with practical cases. Counseling techniques and treatment options will be learned.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course will highlight developmental psychology throughout the lifespan, from birth through death. Current psychological and medical knowledge of child, adolescent, and adult development will be explored along with the impact of the developmental process on the individual and the family.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The goal of this course is to provide a brief comprehensive overview of clinical psychopharmacology for non-medical providers. This course will acquaint students with the fundamentals of psychotropic drugs. Basics of pharmacology, indications, drug interactions and adverse side effects of commonly used psychotropic medications.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to provide an introduction to some of the cultural, socioeconomic, and ethnic variables that influence the counseling relationship and process. Factors such as age, gender, sexual orientation, religious and spiritual values, mental and physical characteristics, education, family values, and socioeconomic status, are examined. We will emphasize on therapy issues related to each group, and learn effective treatment approaches to use that will be most appropriate. The process of becoming an effective multicultural therapist in terms of becoming more aware of the values and customs of persons from other racial/ethnic groups will be included. Therapist cultural self-awareness and the role of counseling in eliminating biases, prejudice, oppression, and discrimination are emphasized.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course serves as an introduction to graduate level research in the social sciences with a specific emphasis on psychology. Research methods and statistics will be integrated to provide a general overview of the ways that social scientists collect information. The research process will be examined including concepts of design, conduct and evaluation. Principles and characteristics of approaches and methodologies relevant to research in the field will be fully explored. Examples of data sources and methods of statistical description and analysis will be covered with special emphasis on developing ethical, trustworthy and useful information. The course also will provide a foundation for locating and evaluating scientific, technical, business and government qualitative and quantitative information.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to provide an overview of Large Therapy Systems. Emphasis will be on obtaining the conceptual knowledge and skills relative to conducting effective group treatment for a variety of client populations.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course focuses on the understanding and use of testing results for the marriage and family therapist.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course provides an overview of the biological, sociological and psychological basis of human sexual functioning. Sexuality is a core element of human functioning and a key element in understanding intimate relationships. An evidenced-based approach will be used to explore topics including sexual development and function throughout the lifespan, normative and atypical sexual functioning, as well as other sexual factors relevant to the practice of marriage and family therapy. Some specific topics will include sexual arousal and response, masturbation, sexually transmitted diseases, contraception, and sexual anatomy. Theories of sexual attraction from both sociological and evolutionary points of view will also be presented. A clinical model of intimacy will be presented, as well practical information for use in couple’s therapy.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Students will learn about the different causes of addiction, understanding addiction as both a disease and a behavioral phenomenon. Topics include definitions of addiction, ethno-cultural influences in addiction, profiles in addiction, substances of addiction, models of treatment, family and group support, self-medication and theories of addiction. The emerging course of non-substance addictive behaviors (food compulsions, internet/gaming, shopping and pathological gambling) will also be discussed.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The processes of communication as these apply to both interpersonal and intrapersonal experience. Emphasis on the purposes of communication as well as the forms that are believed to enhance the conduct of counseling and psychotherapy.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course will discuss family-focused treatment targeting high-risk youth. Issues such as drug use, youth criminal activity and drop-out prevention will be the main topics.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course will primarily focus on issues that are salient to the aging population, including long-term care. Students will learn skills to help families in all stages of life deal with chronic or ongoing health concerns as well. There will be a strategic training to develop necessary understanding of the challenges of the later stages of life. Students will be required to conduct an in depth interview of one family situation where such issues discussed in the course material are present.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course has been designed to foster a grounded and well-informed understanding of ethical and legal issues as they relate to the mental health professionals in general and MFT professionals in particular. In the course students will become aware of familial relationships, and defining of legal consequences to those relationships and their dissolution, and the transition of individuals into new family formations. Marriage and its legal effects, divorce, the law of the parent-child relationship, including post-separation parenting and child support, and the recognition of non-marital relationships. Other legal matters such as family law include domestic violence, adoption, and child protection, child abuse reporting is included. Commonly experienced ethical and legal matters within the practice of MFT will be examined through discussion, assigned readings, written work and practical exercises.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Studies in the treatment of trauma as it impact the family. Beginning and advanced techniques in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of child and elder abuse, domestic violence, rape, disaster, crime and other trauma will be explored.

CREDITS

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Capstone Course is the culmination of your MFT degree program for the non-clinical track and is taken last. In this course, the student works on a compressive case write-up/treatment plan using one or more marriage and family therapy models. Student must demonstrate skills in research, synthesis of information, and critical thinking. The Capstone will be reviewed at the conclusion of your coursework and may serve as a tool for your further research and/or practice. The Capstone course is used to assess the student achievement of all MFT program Learning Outcomes.

CREDITS

3

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses*


Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 12 credits


Accreditation

WSCUC, BBS, COAMFTE

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Tuition Information

For the Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program, Touro University Worldwide’s tuition is $500 per semester credit. Each eight (8) week, three (3) credit course costs $1,500. Learn more about TUW tuition and fees.

Track1 credit3 creditsCost 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

Application Fee: Students applying to the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) degree program pay a one time $25 application fee.

Material Fee: Students on the Clinical track are required to pay $119 Material Fee (effective Fall 2023) during the Capstone course (MFT690), which will provide access to an exam kit that prepares students for the CA Exam, National Exam and LPCC Exam. The exam kit is part of the capstone course only.

Students interested in the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy program must meet one of the following criteria to be considered for admission:

  • Have earned a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
  • Transfer student from another college/university’s graduate program in good academic standing (minimum GPA of 2.75).

Students, who meet one of the above criteria, will be required to complete the following steps in order to be admitted and enrolled:

  1. Submit an application.
  2. Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Transcripts must come directly from the issuing institutions. Students who completed college coursework outside the United States must have their transcripts translated and evaluated. (See Foreign Credit for additional information.) Students are required to complete step 3 by the end of their first term of enrollment.

Under the COAMFTE Standards, the MFT master’s program requires students to complete the following Practicum Clinical Hours:

  • Total of 300 Practicum Client Contact Hours and at least 100 supervision hours
    • Please note that some state minimum requirements for licensure application may be more than 300 direct client contact hours. Therefore, students are required to check the licensure requirements for their respective states.
  • For client contact hours a minimum of 100 Practicum hours must be Couple and Family Hours with the remaining hours consisting of individual, couple, or family hours.
    • Please note that some state minimum requirements for licensure application may be more than 100 couple and family hours. Therefore, students are required to check the licensure requirements for their respective state.
  • Total of 100 supervision hours with Site Supervisor, who must be an AAMFT-approved supervisor, AAMFT-approved supervisor in training, OR an Equivalent. Of this, 50 must be Observable hours. (Observable data hours includes audio and video recordings, as well as live (behind the mirror, in the room co-therapy, reflecting teams, etc.). All supervisors must be an AAMFT-approved supervisor, AAMFT-approved supervisor in training, OR an Equivalent.
  • The site supervision hours will be face-to-face with your site supervisors. TUW Supervisors zoom conferences will be held 2 hours a week to allow for greater flexibility in assisting students.

The links below are for students who formally opted-in to the COAMFTE-aligned Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program. All other students may contact their academic advisor, the coordinator of practicum information, or refer to the handbook they received when they enrolled.

  1. COAMFTE 12.5 Standards Updates
  2. MFT Student Handbook
  3. Faculty Demographics
  4. Student/Graduate Achievement
  5. Portability of Degree
  6. Student Demographics
  7. Technology Requirements
  8. Academic Calendar
  9. Degree Completion Timeline
  10. Supervisor Demographics
  11. State Licensure Requirements
  12. Marriage & Family Therapy Licensure by State

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

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

Specialty Accreditation

The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy ( Clinical track) program at Touro University Worldwide (TUW) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

Make a Difference With TUW’s Online MFT Master’s Degree

Touro University Worldwide’s online Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy degree program builds the knowledge and competencies to become a family-centered therapist. Request information to learn more about our accredited and affordable online MFT master’s degree.