Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

Total Credits 
51 credits
Classes held one weekend each month, plus students complete a four-week interval of online learning and independent study between class sessions
Core Program Duration 
2.5 years (seven semesters)
Medaille’s Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy is a licensure-qualifying program in New York State
About the Program 

Medaille’s Marriage and Family Therapy Master’s degree in Buffalo is designed to prepare students to work with couples and families by providing both theoretical and practical skills. The emphasis is to train competent clinicians who conceptualize individual and family issues from a systems perspective. The training takes place at the Medaille Family Counseling Center, which is a joint venture with BestSelf Behavioral Health. Upon completion of the program, graduates seek employment in public and private sectors, where they work under supervision to complete the 1,500-hour New York State experience requirement for licensure eligibility. 

What can you do with this degree?
Alumni of Medaille’s Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy, offered in Buffalo, have gone on to careers as
What can you do with this degree? 
Private Practice Therapists
Public Sector Clinicians
Eldercare Industry Therapists

Program Format 
On Campus

Classes held one weekend each month (Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)

Four-week interval of online learning and independent study between class sessions

Weekly supervision with a faculty member during practicum, for a total of 100 hours; practicum requires minimum commitment of 10 hours per week

500 clinical hours (a minimum of 250 must be relational)

Fall-only start

A State-of-the-Art Training Experience

The Medaille Family Counseling Center serves as a counselor-in-training facility for students enrolled in Medaille College’s Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy. This unique collaboration between BestSelf Behavioral Health and Medaille is a fully licensed BestSelf mental health outpatient treatment location offering families and individuals evidence-based mental health therapy. The state-of-the-art facility affords graduate level students an in-depth, first-hand learning experience that is unparalleled in Western New York.

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At Medaille College, we understand the challenges of being a working adult with high career aspirations. That’s why Medaille’s Adult & Graduate programs are designed specifically to fit your already busy schedule. With Medaille, you can earn your degree and still have time for work and family. Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000)
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