Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
Programs - Master of Science in Counseling
Option in Marriage and Family Therapy
Students in this Option will prepare for licensed independent MFT practice to work in private practice, community-agency settings, government-court settings, hospitals, clinics, Employee Assistance Programs, and city-county-state agencies to provide counseling services for adults, children, families and couples.
- Take the following:
- EDP 400 Intro to Educational Research (3) (or equivalent)
Advancement to Candidacy - Clear Admission
Students should advance to candidacy as early as possible. For advancement to candidacy (Clear Admission status), students must:
- 1. Fulfill the campus Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR).
- 2. Complete COUN 508A, COUN 510, EDP 400.
- 3. Maintain a 3.0 grade point average in all course work.
- 4. Resolve all incomplete grades.
- 5. Submit to the Graduate Studies Office an Advancement to Candidacy form signed by the program advisor.
- Take all of the following (62 units):
- COUN 508A Family Systems Therapy Applied to Lifespan Development (3)
- COUN 508B Family Systems Methods (3)
- COUN 510 Law and Ethics for Counselors (3)
- COUN 511 Counseling the Alcohol/ Chemically Dependent Person (2)
- COUN 512 Child and Spousal/Partner Abuse (1)
- COUN 513 Introduction to Clinical Interviewing (3)
- COUN 514 Medication and Counseling (2)
- COUN 515 Counseling Theories (3)
- COUN 522 Counseling Methods and Techniques (3)
- COUN 543 Human Sexuality Counseling (3)
- COUN 555 Cross-Cultural Counseling (3)
- COUN 556 Counseling Children and Adolescents (3)
- COUN 557 Counseling Couples (3)
- COUN 601 Trauma and Grief Counseling (3)
- COUN 608 Seminar in Marriage and Family Therapy (3)
- COUN 609 MFT Practicum (3)
- COUN 638 Group Counseling (3)
- COUN 643D Counseling Field Work: Marriage and Family Therapy (3)
- COUN 644D Advanced Counseling Field Work: Marriage and Family Therapy (3)
- EDP 520 Quantitative Research Methods in Education (3)
- Comprehensive Exam students: take additional 6 units approved electives from courses in Counseling program.
- Thesis students: take EDP 698 Thesis (must take 6 units).