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

Hope International University

Hope International University

 

M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy

Campus-Based Program

On-Campus Location:

Hope International University - Anaheim
2400 E Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92806

(714) 879-3901

HIU M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy 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

COAMFTE

Concentrations/Specializations Offered

None

Length of Program

2-3 years

Schedule/Format

Courses last 8 to 16 weeks and are offered in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings.

Program Start 

Fall (August), Winter (January)

Estimated Total Program Tuition

$43,500

Religious orientation

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

Application Process

Application Deadline

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.

GRE Requirement

None

Prerequisite Courses

  • Counseling Theories
  • Theories of Personality
     

Application highlights

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)

Interview Requirement

Yes

 
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.
— Hope International University

Program Summary

(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.