May 21, 2018
The Professional Diploma in Marriage and Family Therapy
provides the student with a diploma beyond the master’s level. This
program is available to experienced practitioners who, at the time of
application, are currently employed in therapy activities and wish to
specialize further in marriage and family therapy. This program is
appropriate for social workers, psychologists, attorneys and practicing
mental health professionals. Satisfactory completion of the program
will be recognized with the awarding of a certificate by Hofstra
University. Since this is not a degree program, it may not be used
toward permanent certification by persons who hold provisional teaching
- Master’s degree in counseling or a related field.
- Three current letters of recommendation from someone who has knowledge of your
- A detailed resume of professional, clinical and related experiences.
- A statement of professional goals and objectives (all to be typed).
Candidates for this diploma may transfer a maximum of 30 semester hours of courses
on the graduate level taken at Hofstra or elsewhere if they satisfy the program
requirements. All candidates are interviewed by the Program Director to assess
depth of knowledge and practice skills.
Program Requirements - Semester Hours: 30
The following program is a guide for those individuals who already hold a master’s
degree in counseling or a related area from Hofstra or another accredited institution
and where 30 semester hours have already been accepted. For those individuals who need
to make up additional course work, the remaining credits are to be taken in the
area of counseling, psychology, sociology or a related social science area, under
A. Required Courses - Semester Hours: 18
B. Supervised Clinical Practice - Semester Hours: 6
C. Electives - Semester Hours: 6
Two 3 s.h. courses or four 1.5 mini-courses.
- Completion of all course requirements.
- A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in overall graduate course work.
The program may be completed on a part- or full-time basis with courses offered
during the fall, January, spring and summer sessions. The degree is awarded after
successful completion of course work.