M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy
Hope International University - Anaheim
2400 E Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92806
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
Courses last 8 to 16 weeks and are offered in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings.
Fall (August), Winter (January)
Estimated Total Program Tuition
Program is designed to integrate both theory and practice, grounded in Christian principles.
Entering Class Size
40-50 students per term
Fieldwork Hours Accrued during program
As part of the degree requirements, all students are required to complete at least 325 clinical training hours, which includes a minimum of 225 direct client contact hours.
Personal Psychotherapy Requirement During Program
Highly recommended but not required.
Comprehensive Exam/Culminating Project/Thesis/Etc:
Capstone Project – Comprehensive Case Presentation
Rolling admissions, but typically July for fall admission and November for spring admission.
Undergraduate GPA Requirement
At minimum, a cumulative GPA equivalent to at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all prior undergraduate level work. Applicants are required to submit a letter of explanation if their undergraduate or graduate GPA is below the minimum 3.0 GPA requirement.
- Counseling Theories
- Theories of Personality
Two Reference Forms
Statement of Purpose
MFT students are required to complete a Comprehensive Career Statement in lieu of a statement of purpose.
(see program website for complete application requirements)
(Reprinted from program website.)
The 60-unit program is designed to integrate both theory and practice, grounded in Christian principles. Sound research skills, theoretical teaching, practical application, and clinical training are central to the curriculum. The faculty guides students through academic studies, clinical courses, self-assessment measures, and professional development, all of which provide a rich educational experience. MFT faculty members are current practitioners and they bring their professional experiences to the classroom.
In addition to academic course requirements, students are placed in community-based clinical training sites where they undergo real-world training experiences with diverse clientele. Supervisors who have had specific training in MFT supervision and meet rigorous supervision standards supervise students. The MFT program at HIU accepts students from around the world and is dedicated to training students to work with diverse populations.