May 21, 2018  
2007-2008 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
    
2007-2008 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Marriage and Family Therapy, P.D.


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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 certificates.

Admission Requirements



  1. Master’s degree in counseling or a related field.
  2. Three current letters of recommendation from someone who has knowledge of your counseling skills.
  3. A detailed resume of professional, clinical and related experiences.
  4. 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 advisement.

C. Electives - Semester Hours: 6


Two 3 s.h. courses or four 1.5 mini-courses.

Graduation Requirements



  1. Completion of all course requirements.
  2. 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.

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