Oct 20, 2018  
2007-2008 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2007-2008 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A.

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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.

Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  2. GRE scores of 450 on the Verbal and 900 on the combined Verbal and Quantitative tests.
  3. Letters of recommendation.
  4. Personal interview with the Program Director.

Prerequisite Requirements

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.

  • sociology
  • anthropology
  • psychology

Program Requirements - Semester Hours: 61

A. Personality, Behavior and Counseling - Semester Hours: 18

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.

Graduation Requirements

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.

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