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University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix


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M.S. in Counseling/Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy

Campus-Based Programs

On-Campus Locations (listed on the BBS website):

University of Phoenix - Bay Area
3590 N. First St
San Jose CA 95134

University of Phoenix - Central Valley
45 River Park Place West
Fresno CA 93720

University of Phoenix - Sacramento
2860 Gateway Oaks Drive
Sacramento CA 95833

University of Phoenix - San Diego
9645 Granite Ridge Drive, Suite 200
San Diego CA 92123

University of Phoenix M.S. in Counseling/Marriage, Family, and Child 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


Higher Learning Commission

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Length of Program

3.5 years


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Religious orientation


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Fieldwork Hours Accrued during program

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Personal Psychotherapy Requirement During Program

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Comprehensive Exam/Culminating Project/Thesis/Etc:

Capstone examination

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Undergraduate GPA Requirement

A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 for all undergraduate coursework on the undergraduate degree posted transcript is required for admission. 

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Prerequisite Courses

Official transcripts listing at least six (6) credits in the helping professions (psychology, counseling, or related) with a grade of "C" or better in each course. The six credits must have been completed prior to the student starting CNSL 502 - Portfolio I. Portfolio I is an admission readiness assessment which samples and evaluates the student's cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills in critical areas of the counselor education process. It is a six-workshop, 24-hour, noncredit assessment that helps determine student appropriateness for the program and gives the potential student the opportunity to evaluate his or her aptitude for the counseling program. Portfolio I must be passed before a student may be admitted to any graduate counseling program in the College of Social Sciences.

A minimum equivalent of two (2) years of full-time, post-high school paid and/or volunteer work experience with direct exposure to human services, human resources, primary, secondary or higher education, or organizational systems and associated management processes is required. 

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Make a lasting mark in the lives of couples, families and children by earning a Master of Science in Counseling with a specialization in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy.
— University of Phoenix

Program Summary

(Reprinted from program website.)

Make a lasting mark in the lives of couples, families and children by earning a Master of Science in Counseling with a specialization in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy. Whether you’re helping mend a family dynamic, offering comforting insight to children in need or helping a married couple better communicate with one another, your curriculum will help you develop the necessary skills.

Experienced faculty guide you through profession-relevant coursework, teaching you how to better understand clients and give them meaningful direction. Become familiar with different counseling styles so you’ll be comfortable working with a wide variety of clients. Practice and apply the skills you learn with real clients to develop an effective counseling style while taking one class at a time.

Earn your Master of Science in Counseling when you’re ready to start changing the lives of others through clinical skills, effective communication, critical thinking and thoughtful feedback.