MFT California
Compare masters programs that meet the MFT licensure requirements in California.

Fresno Pacific University - Biblical Seminary

Fresno Pacific University - Biblical Seminary

M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy

Campus-Based Program

On-Campus Locations:

FPBS - Main Campus
1717 S. Chestnut Ave.
Fresno, CA 93702
(559) 453-2000

FPBS - Visalia Campus
245 N. Plaza Drive
Visalia, CA 93291
(559) 302-4100

FPBS M.A. in MFT 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

Association of Theological Schools, WASC

Concentrations/Specializations Offered

None

Length of Program

3-4 years

Schedule/Format

Full-time and part-time options available. Blended format. The Fresno campus offers classes in a standard daytime format; Visalia is evenings only.

Program Start 

Fall and Spring

Estimated Total Program Tuition

$32,500

Religious orientation

The intent of the marriage and family therapy (MFT) program is to prepare Christian counselors with the knowledge, skill, and insight to practice counseling in the church or in clinical settings. The curriculum encourages the integration of theology, theory, personal formation and professional practice.

  • Theologically diverse student body
  • MFT and ministry students integrated in foundational courses
  • Option to study in Israel each summer
  • 10 units of courses in Biblical/Theological Studies required

Entering Class Size

Approximately 20 students

Fieldwork Hours Accrued during program

Data not available

Personal Psychotherapy Requirement During Program

Students are expected to engage in their own personal counseling to enhance personal growth, self-awareness and understanding of the therapeutic process in preparation for work in this field.

Comprehensive Exam/Culminating Project/Thesis/Etc:

Yes, there are two options (options not specified by representative).

Application Process

Application Deadline

Dates vary

Undergraduate GPA Requirement

Minimum 3.0 GPA (lowers GPA may be considered with petition submitted with application)

GRE Requirement

Yes

Prerequisite Courses

None

Application highlights

Statement of Intent
Provide a statement of career goals and a description of how participation in this graduate program will contribute to growth and development towards these goals. This essay should be no longer than two pages.

References
Three current reference forms—at least two from professional and/or academic individuals who are able to endorse the student’s professional and personal characteristics.

(see program website for complete application requirements)

Interview Requirement

Possible Skype interview.

 
This program integrates theology, theory, personal formation and professional practice.
— Fresno Pacific University Biblical Seminary

Program Summary

(Reprinted from program website.)

The Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) prepares you with the knowledge, skill, and insight to practice counseling in a clinical setting. This program integrates theology, theory, personal formation and professional practice. This program is ideal for any student desiring to help in the healing process of those who have experienced hurt, pain and hardship in life. The program prepares you and covers the content areas required for the California Marriage and Family Therapy licensure exams.

Highlights

  • Purposeful community of learners and leaders
  • Experienced and published faculty
  • Theologically diverse student body
  • MFT and ministry students integrated in foundational courses
  • Option to study in Israel each summer
  • Option to attend the Hispanic Summer Program
  • Diverse practicum opportunities
  • Online courses available
  • Fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)