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Course Requirements: MS, Couple and Family Therapy

Standard CFT Program Required Course Sequence:

Semester I (Fall)

  • FMSC 640 Family Therapy: Theory and Technique (3 credits)
  • FMSC 650 Ethical, Legal, and Professional Principles in Marriage and Family Therapy (3 credits)
  • FMSC 745 Gender and Ethnicity in Family Therapy Service Delivery (3 credits)
  • FMSC 658 Supervised Clinical Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy (At least 1 credit, 2 credits recommended)*

Winter Term

  • FMSC 654 Clinical Marriage and Family Therapy Practice (3 credits)**
  • FMSC 698P Advanced Topics in Family Science; Play Therapy (3 credits) (Elective)
  • FMSC 698T Advanced Topics in Family Science; Testing and Assessment in Couple and Family Therapy (3 credits) (Elective)***

Semester II (Spring)

  • FMSC 610 Research Methods in Family Science (3 credits)
  • FMSC 641 Couples Therapy: Theory and Techniques (3 credits)
  • FMSC 651 Treatment of Emotional and Mental Disorders in the Family Context (3 credits)
  • FMSC 658 Supervised Clinical Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy (At least 1 credit)*

Summer Session I

  • FMSC 645 Sexuality: Issues in Family Therapy and Service Delivery (3 credits)
  • FMSC 658 Supervised Clinical Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy (At least 1 credit)*

Summer Session II

  • FMSC 658 Supervised Clinical Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy (At least 1 credit)*

Semester III (Fall)

  • FMSC 642 Normal and Abnormal Individual and Family Development (3 credits)
  • FMSC 652 Psychopathology and Diagnosis in Family System (3 credits)
  • FMSC 698A Advanced Topics in Family Science: Trauma and Addiction (3 credits) (Elective)
  • FMSC 658 Supervised Clinical Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy (At least 1 credit, 2 credits recommended)*

Winter Term

  • FMSC 654 Clinical Marriage and Family Therapy Practice (3 credits)**
  • FMSC 698T Advanced Topics in Family Science; Testing and Assessment in Couple and Family Therapy (3 credits) (Elective)***

Semester IV (Spring)

  • SPHL 600 Foundations of Public Health (3 credits)
  • FMSC 653 Advanced Application of Marriage and Family Therapy Models and Techniques (3 credits)
  • FMSC 658 Supervised Clinical Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy (At least 1 credit, 2 credits recommended)*
  • FMSC 789 Non-thesis Research (Non-Thesis Option: Written and Oral Case Presentation) (3 credits)
  • FMSC 799 Master's Thesis Research (Thesis Option: Thesis and Oral Examination of Thesis) (1-6 credits)

Notes

* For graduation, you need 9 credits in FMSC 658. You need to register for at least 1 credit per semester (excluding winter courses). Because registration for only 1 credit/semester makes a total of 6 credits, it is up to you how you will distribute the remainder of the three credits. In any given semester you can register for between 1 and 3 credits.

** You decide whether to register for winter courses in the first or second winter in the program.

*** Please note that the FMSC 698T is offered every other year and therefore, it is taken by students in both cohorts. This also means that for one cohort the class will be offered in the winter session of the first year and for the other cohort it will be offered in the winter session of second year. For the cohort starting in Fall 2022, FMSC 698T will be offered in the winter session of their first year.