Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy at Medaille College

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Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)

The Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Medaille College is a satisfying and highly specialized program that prepares you to work with people who are struggling in their relationships. Addressing problems associated with modern marriage and family life-job loss, substance abuse, mental illness and other issues-you will learn to assist individuals, couples and families in the context of their marriages and family systems, function in more productive ways.

Medaille's is the first and only MFT program offered in the Buffalo/Niagara, region.

Medaille College's MFT program takes an applied approach; as you delve into your theoretical study of research-based practices, you will gain practical strategies from our teacher-practitioner faculty, who augment their teaching with insights gleaned from a lifetime of practice.

The Marriage and Family Therapy degree allows you to apply for a New York state limited permit, so you can go on to fulfill the required hours of supervised therapy practice, and when eligible, take the national Marriage and Family Therapy licensure exam.

Marriage and Family Therapy Degree Highlights

  • Satisfy your educational requirements for New York State MFT licensure.
  • Study in small classes with teacher-clinicians who will help you develop the knowledge and skills you will need in your professional practice.
  • Complete a 500-hour Marriage and Family Practicum (12-15 hours per week, to complete during the last 2 years) at a local family service agency where you will acquire critical clinical skills and amass hours toward licensure.
  • Produce a Capstone Project working closely with Medaille faculty.

Duration: The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy is a 54-credit, two-and-a-half-year program offered one weekend a month at Medaille College's Buffalo, New York campus.

Meet Department of Graduate Counseling and Psychology Faculty

Program Director
Rene' A. Jones, LMFT
Certified Sex Therapist

Careers of Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy Graduates

Demand for professionals who can work with people in the context of the family system is expected to grow significantly over the next decade. MFTs work in private practice, schools, in eldercare, family service clinics, adoption agencies and other organizations.

Other Medaille College Psychology Programs

Master of Arts in Psychology
Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling
Advanced Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy
Advanced Certificate in Mental Health Counseling

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Why Medaille College?

  • Convenient class times for working adults
  • Small classes with personalized attention
  • Collaborative learning environment
  • Degree programs taught by faculty working in the field
  • Fully online programs for even more flexibility

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