M.S. in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy Option
California State Univeristy, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542
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
Full-time. Courses are offered in a defined cohort sequence during fall, winter, and spring terms, during the day, evening, and on some weekends. Hayward campus.
Classes: Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 8:00pm and some weekend courses
Classes: Wednesdays and Thursday from 10am to 8:00pm and some weekend courses
Fieldwork: Can be 12 – 20 hours per week depending on site schedule.
Estimated Total Program Tuition
Entering Class Size
Fieldwork Hours Accrued during program
Personal Psychotherapy Requirement During Program
Comprehensive Exam/Culminating Project/Thesis/Etc:
Students must successfully complete either a University Thesis, a Departmental Thesis, a Project, or a Comprehensive Examination. See your advisor/coordinator to determine the best capstone for your goals.
February 28 for Fall. Applications received after March 1 will be reviewed on a rolling basis if space is available.
The three deadline dates (or Rounds) are to ensure applications are submitted early enough for review. The earlier the application is submitted, the better. Interviews will start to be scheduled after the Round 1 deadline. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and once spaces are filled, applications are no longer reviewed.
Undergraduate GPA Requirement
Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Yes, taken within the last five years. The GRE will be used as an assessment tool to determine a prospective candidate’s qualification for entry in to the program.
Applicants must complete the following or equivalent courses prior to admission:
- STAT 1000 (Elements of Probability and Statistics)
- PSYC 4410 (Abnormal Psychology)
- PSYC 4420 (Developmental Psychology)
- PSYC 4610 (Personality Theory or Development)
Three academic/professional reference letters. (If possible, at least one recommendation should be from a faculty. Reference letters from family members or personal therapist will not be accepted.)
A personal statement to address:
- why you are choosing this professional career,
- experiences that have lead you to this point, and
- what you want to learn or further develop in the program that will help you toward your professional goals.
(see program website for complete application requirements)
Not all applicants will receive an interview. Applicants selected to be interviewed may be notified for interview scheduling within 6-8 weeks of applying, but may be contacted as late as June. Interviews are scheduled until the program is full.
(Reprinted from program website.)
The Master’s of Science in Counseling Program with the Marriage and Family Therapy Option is designed to promote social justice and democracy by preparing knowledgeable and competent professional Marriage and Family Therapists.
The MFT Program is committed to training Marriage and Family Therapists for clinical work in a variety of settings. The program is offered annually at the Hayward Campus.
We support the advancement of social justice, democracy, and professional excellence. This philosophy is utilized in preparing knowledgeable and competent professional Marriage and Family Therapists who engage in counseling, consultation and other psychological practices from a relational perspective. The MFT profession in California provides many opportunities to become leaders in the field and to help shape the profession.