M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy
Touro University Worldwide
10601 Calle Lee Suite 179
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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
100% online, student finds own practicum fieldwork site.
Touro University Worldwide has 6 start-terms each year; each term is 8 weeks long.
Estimated Total Program Tuition
Touro is a system of Jewish-sponsored non-profit institutions of higher and professional education, with Touro College and University System being the parent of Touro University Worldwide. The mission of Touro University Worldwide (TUW) is to offer online degree programs to serve the needs of adult learners (service to society), professionals (intellectual pursuit), and the underserved (social justice). TUW is committed to offering doctoral, graduate, bachelor and associate degree programs to support this mission.
Entering Class Size
Fieldwork Hours Accrued during program
MFT Clinical Track: 300 total hours (Minimum: 225 face-to-face clinical hours)
Personal Psychotherapy Requirement During Program
TUW does not require its MFT students to undergo personal therapy, but we solidly recommend it.
Comprehensive Exam/Culminating Project/Thesis/Etc:
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Touro University Worldwide has 6 start-terms each year; each term is 8 weeks long. The application deadline for each term is usually the Friday before the term starts.
Undergraduate GPA Requirement
Have earned a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
(see program website for complete application requirements)
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(Reprinted from program website.)
The marriage and family therapy (MFT) profession has gained ground in recent years with the increased recognition and understanding of the relationship between marital and family dysfunction and serious mental and emotional disorders such as chemical dependency, substance abuse, eating disorders, disorders of childhood and adolescence and other forms of psychopathology.
Marriage and family therapy differs from other mental health professions because of its focus on the following:
- Treating couples and families and the family as a system.
- Present day problems instead of historical or intra-psychic conflicts.
- Understanding interpersonal relationships as a way of identifying and treating mental health problems.
Touro University Worldwide’s (TUW) marriage and family therapy graduate program helps you meet the demands of a new health care market influenced by the Health Care Reform Act, which has created a push for using health care teams when treating patients. Marriage and family therapists are valuable members of these teams and deliver holistic treatment plans that focus on family relationships and dynamics. Graduates can work in mental health agencies, government agencies or in their own private practice.
TUW’s fully online marriage and family therapy graduate program delivers a course of study focused on this mental health sector and prepares graduates to function in this critical discipline to foster the well-being of couples and families. The program offers multiple tracks, so you can choose the option that best fits your chosen career path.