Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy

School/Division: Rossier School of Education

Degree/Certificate: Masters

The Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program will prepare you to lead as a culturally competent therapist who can critique and transform systems in public mental health clinics, schools and private practice. You will be trained to address a spectrum of challenges such as relationship stressors, family dysfunction, parenting concerns, and behavioral difficulties facing families, couples, adults and children. The program meets the requirements of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. With the completion of the program and fulfillment of other state-mandated requirements, you will be eligible for the State of California’s Marriage and Family Therapy license.

USC has partnered with the software program, Tevera, for all practicum needs, to facilitate the road to licensure and portability beyond the State of California. More information can be found at https://tevera.com and https://amftrb.org.

Students who seek to work in K-12 settings can apply at the end of their MFT degree to complete additional units in the Master of Education in School Counseling online program.  After candidates complete the required Credential coursework, they are then recommended for a California Pupil Personnel Services school counseling (PPS-SC) credential. The PPS-SC credential is required when applying to be a school counselor in a public school in the state of California. A California credential, if earned, can be a competitive factor when applying for reciprocity in another state.

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Application Requirements, Course Schedule, Curriculum

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