M.A. in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy
Brandman University - Antelope Valley
39115 Trade Center Drive, Suite 203
Palmdale, CA, 93551
Brandman University - Fairfield
4820 Business Center Drive, Suite 100
Fairfield, CA, 94534
Brandman University - Hanford
325 Mall Drive
Hanford, CA, 93230
Brandman University - Irvine
16355 Laguna Canyon Road, 1st Floor
Irvine, CA, 92618
Brandman University - Modesto
5222 Pirrone Court
Salida, CA, 95368
Brandman University - Monterey
99 Pacific Street, Suite 375-B
Monterey, CA, 93940
Brandman University - Ontario
3990 Concours Street, Suite 100
Ontario, CA, 91764
Brandman University - Palm Desert
75-105 Merle Dr., Suite 800, Bldg. B
Palm Desert, CA, 92211
Brandman University - Riverside
3550 Vine Street, Suite 200
Riverside, CA, 92507
Brandman University - Roseville
400 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 200
Roseville, CA, 95661
Brandman University - San Diego
7460 Mission Valley Road
San Diego, CA, 92108
Brandman University - Santa Clarita
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Room UCEN 204c
Santa Clarita, CA, 91355
Brandman University - Santa Maria
1300 E. Cypress Street, Building A-1
Santa Maria, CA, 93454
Brandman University - Victorville
13911 Park Avenue, Suite 100
Victorville, CA, 92392
Brandman University - Visalia
649 South County Center Drive
Visalia, CA, 93277
Brandman University - Yuba City
3301 East Onstott Road
Yuba City, CA, 95991
(800) 746-0082 (for all campuses)
Program details below are quoted from program websites, supplied here for informational purposes only, and subject to change at any time. Refer to the program website for current information, deadlines, complete admission requirements, etc. It is the responsibility of the prospective student to verify with program administrators program details and that the program still meets BBS requirements for licensure in the state of California.
Length of Program
2 - 4+ years depending on student's pace
Evening only, one night per week per class.
Start dates vary by location, typically year-round
Estimated Total Program Tuition
Entering Class Size
Varies by location/start date
Fieldwork Hours Accrued during program
Personal Psychotherapy Requirement During Program
20 sessions, individual or group
Comprehensive Exam/Culminating Project/Thesis/Etc:
Capstone Case Study
The student will complete a written case study based on a case selected during the practicum experience and ultimately make an oral presentation to a committee of faculty, adjunct faculty and/or other selected members.
Application deadlines vary by location
Undergraduate GPA Required
A 3.0 grade point average (GPA) calculated over the most recent 30 graded semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential.
GPA between 2.50 and 2.99, submit passing scores from:
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE): achieve a minimum score of 300 on the combined scores of the Verbal and Quantitative subsections of the GRE or score at or above the 60th percentile on the Graduate Subject Test in psychology.
- Miller Analogies Test (MAT): achieve a minimum scaled score of 400,
An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
GPA below 2.50, Portfolio Submission of a portfolio of evidence that shows adequate preparation for graduate studies. The portfolio will contain: writing samples that show graduate level communications and analytical skills; a detailed resume showing professional development and achievements; awards; professional recognition; letters of reference from persons who can attest to the applicant’s ability to do graduate level work; and a letter of explanation detailing the reasons the student believes he or she is a good candidate.
Only if undergraduate GPA is insufficient (see Undergraduate GPA Requirement above)
The student should submit an autobiography, which must be at least three to four typed pages in length and conform to the following guidelines:
Include childhood, family and (if applicable) marital data and values derived from these experiences in relation to your choice of a career in marriage and family therapy/counseling. Incorporate two or three relevant experiences that have helped to shape your development and personality; and
Discuss how you arrived at this point in your career development. Include any relevant professional experience.
Submit three recommendation forms from individuals who know you in a professional, and/or academic, and /or personal context (i.e. skills with youth, intellectual problem solving skills, character). Relatives may not submit recommendations.
(see program website for complete application requirements)
Psychology program faculty may require an interview with the applicant if clarification is required.
(Reprinted from program website.)
The program is designed to help students acquire a broad-based knowledge of psychology in its historical and cultural contexts, both as an empirical science of human behavior and as a foundation for a professional career in human services. The Master of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy includes a substantial experimental component in which the student works under supervision in an approved counseling site.