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California State University, Sacramento

California State University, Sacramento

 

M.S. in Counseling, Specialization in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling

Campus-Based Program

On-Campus Location:

California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819

(916) 278 - 6011

Sacramento State M.S. Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling Program Page


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.

Program Snapshot

Accreditation

CACREP

Concentrations/Specializations Offered

 

Length of Program

3 years full-time

Schedule/Format

Full-time or part-time. Courses are offered from 9:00-11:50 a.m., 1:00-3:50 p.m., 4:00-6:50 p.m., and 7:00-9:50 p.m. Students are typically on campus 2-3 days a week. During the last three semesters, students also complete fieldwork, which requires them to be available during the day. Fieldwork is generally 2-3 days a week, and students attend classes in the evening or on different days.

Program Start 

Fall

Estimated Total Program Tuition

$25,914

Religious orientation

None

Entering Class Size

Approximately 22 students (no more than 30)

Fieldwork Hours Accrued during program

A minimum of 600 clock hours

Personal Psychotherapy Requirement During Program

A minimum of five (5) individual, couple, or group 50-minute counseling sessions

Comprehensive Exam/Culminating Project/Thesis/Etc:

Written Examination. All students in the M.S. in Counseling program must enroll in EDC 500 during their first semester in the program and complete the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE). In addition, all students must prepare a final case study paper on a selected client from their current fieldwork experience.

Application Process

Application Deadline

Mid-January

Undergraduate GPA Requirement

A grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in the last 60 semester (or 90 quarter units).

GRE Requirement

None

Prerequisite Courses

A 3-unit undergraduate-level multicultural course is recommended but not required prior to admission into the program. Relevant experience in the field, either paid or volunteer, is important.

Application highlights

  • Written statement(s) delineated in application;
  • Professional letters of recommendation (3 total);
  • Relevant work experience.

(see program website for complete application requirements)

Interview Requirement

Selected applicants, based on paper screening of completed applications, will be invited for an In-Person Admission Evaluation.

 
The program trains individuals to work in a variety of settings, including community agencies, county and state agencies, hospitals, private practice, and to provide consulting to businesses and agencies. Emphasis is placed on developmental and preventative concerns, especially those of children.
— - California State University, Sacramento

Program Summary

(Reprinted from program website.)

The Marriage, Family and Child Counseling Specialization is designed to provide students with all the educational competencies required by the California State Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). The program trains professionals to work in a variety of settings, including community agencies, county and state agencies, hospitals and private practice, and prepares students to provide consulting to businesses and agencies. Emphasis is placed on developmental and preventative concerns, especially those of children.