Jul 20, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog

Marriage & Family Therapy Graduate Certificate

Department: Dean’s Office

The Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy enables students and licensed professionals to start developing a clinical specialization in working with couples and families. The Certificate provides education and training around viewing presenting problems from a systemic lens and learning the skills of working with multiple people in the therapy room. By completing the Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy students will have the foundations of MFT to start expanding future clientele from just individuals to relationship work. This will enhance the student’s attractiveness to future clients in private practice and help make them more marketable for employment in clinical agency work. The two types of students who will pursue the certificate are Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseiling (CRMHC) degree seeking students and Certificate only students. Certificate course work can be integrated with the CRMHC degree requirements and CRMHC students are eligible to take a practicum experience as one of their certificate electives.  
The Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy is not designed on its own to meet MFT licensure requirements of any state. 

Graduate Certificate Admissions and Process

Students must apply and be admitted into the Graduate Certificate to be eligible to receive a Graduate Certificate. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Graduate Certificate Director prior to applying. 

Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. University Admission Requirements, including English Proficiency    
  2. Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements    

Additional Admissions Requirements

In addition, Applicants must be currently enrolled or have graduated from a master’s degree program in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, or Clinical Psychology. No other degrees are eligible to apply.

Curriculum Requirements (15 Credit Hours)

Graduate Certificate Time Limit

Five (5) Years.

Graduate Certificate Completion

For procedures to confirm completion of the Graduate Certificate, please refer to the website.