Dec 18, 2017
The master of arts program in marriage and family therapy provides the skills necessary to function as a marriage and family therapist. Marriage and family therapy is one of the fastest-growing mental health fields and focuses on the emotional life of the family unit rather than the individual client. The program combines classroom instruction with intensive field experience and includes individual supervision in a field setting. The program has been designed in accordance with the guidelines of the professional organizations.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
- GRE scores of 450 on the Verbal and 900 on the combined Verbal and Quantitative
- Letters of recommendation.
- Personal interview with the Program Director.
Students may satisfy any or all of the prerequisites listed below by having completed courses in these areas as part of their undergraduate program at an accredited institution or by completing them at Hofstra. Prerequisite courses do not carry graduate degree credit toward this program and may be satisfied with 100-level courses.
Prerequisites: one course from each of the following areas, 9 s.h.
- child psychology
- adolescent psychology
- personality theory
Additional courses, as needed, selected under advisement, from the following areas, 9 s.h.
Program Requirements - Semester Hours: 61
A. Personality, Behavior and Counseling - Semester Hours: 18
B. Family Development and Counseling - Semester Hours: 22
C. Supervised Clinical Practice - Semester Hours: 12
D. Research Methodology - Semester Hours: 3
E. Electives - Semester Hours: 6
Two 3 semester hours courses or four mini-courses (1.5 s.h. each) chosen under advisement.
The program may be completed on a part- or full-time basis with courses offered
during the Fall, Spring and Summer sessions. The program requires 61 semester hours of
graduate study in addition to the prerequisites. The degree is awarded after successful
completion of course work, with a GPA of 3.0 and a comprehensive examination.