Marriage & Family Therapy
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Welcome

If you're looking for premier training in preserving marriage and strengthening families, you've come to the right place.

Our Master of Science degree in Marriage & Family Therapy is aimed at preparing students to think and practice therapy from a systemic perspective. Throughout the curriculum, students are exposed to family structure and dynamics with direct experience in family violence, sexual abuse and substance-related issues that affect the system and subsystems.

A full-time, cohort experience

While many training programs offer online degrees and part-time opportunities, our program is a full-time, cohort experience that provides all of your clinical and supervisory hours, so you don't have to create your own. Being a part of a cohort, you have a sounding board that aids self-reflection, you have consistent study partners, and you are able to consult on cases together. The program begins once a year in August, so you will join a group of students who you will get to know in each of your classes and through your practicum placements spanning the entirety of the program.

Where knowledge meets experience

What makes our program stand out?

60

credit hours to complete the degree

2

licensures through one program

5/1

ratio for supervised client contact hours

500

total hours of face-to-face client contact

Learning beyond the classroom

Make direct clinical application of what you are learning to real life clients while having weekly supervision for those same cases. Completion of the program requires a minimum of 500 face-to-face client contact hours, 250 of which must be family/relational.

Two licensures, one program

Students satisfying requirements for the degree will be academically prepared to proceed toward the marriage and family therapy license in respective states.

We offer two additional courses embedded into the program to meet the academic requirements for LPC. Therefore our students can graduate and immediately pursue licensure for both LMFT & LPC.

A career you can count on

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Scholarships

The following are a listing of the scholarships available at present for students enrolled full-time in the Marriage in Family Therapy program.

General Quarter Tuition Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded based on a combination of academic excellence, professional goals, integrity, and financial need. There are currently five of these scholarships available.

Seth Decker Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund - This scholarship was established in memory of Seth Decker, the son of Cendy and Dwight Decker, a member of the MFT graduating class of 1997. It is awarded based on scholarship, leadership, diligence, demonstrated capability, and financial need. Recipients shall maintain a satisfactory grade point average and a good reputation among faculty and students. The amount is determined on a yearly basis dependent on available funds.

Nancy Meadows Endowed Scholarship Fund for Marriage and Family Therapy - This scholarship was established to honor Nancy Meadows by her husband, Rusty Meadows, a member of the MFT graduating class of 1997. It is awarded based on scholarship, leadership, diligence, demonstrated capability, and financial need. Recipients shall maintain a satisfactory grade point average and a good reputation among faculty and students. The amount is determined on a yearly basis dependent on available funds.

Roger and Mary Luallen Marriage and Family Therapy Endowed Scholarship Fund - This scholarship is awarded to applicants who have completed at least one semester in the Marriage and Family Therapy program. Preference will be given to applicants who are members in good standing of the church of Christ. The amount is $500 per semester.

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PROGRAM APPLICATION

Acceptance of an applicant for the Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy is based on a review of all available evidence predictive of probable academic success and professional achievement.

 Application Packet (PDF)

If you have difficulty in downloading the PDF above visit Adobe Support for help with downloading or contact MFT@harding.edu and they can mail you the forms if you are a prospective student.