Couples & Family Therapy

Master of Science

DescriptionDegree OptionsAdmissions Requirements
The MS in Couples and Family Therapy provides the knowledge and skills needed to become a licensed marriage and family therapist and an American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Clinical Fellow. This program will prepare graduates to work in private practice, counseling centers, mental health agencies, hospitals, family service clinics, shelters, and state departments for children and family services.
Use the Course Planning Matrix to see when Couples and Family Therapy courses will be offered.

Students can complete the 63 credit MS in Couples and Family Therapy by itself or add one of the following concentrations:

Addictions Treatment
Eating Disorders Institute
Organizational Approaches to Transformation and Healing (OATH)
Personal Approaches to Transformation and Healing (PATH)
Play Therapy
Admissions requirements for the MS in Couples and Family Therapy requires the following materials to be submitted through our online application

  • 3.0 or better in undergraduate coursework
  • Official transcripts from any/all college level work
  • Three professional recommendations
  • Current Resume
  • Statement of interest
  • Participation in the Group Interview
  • NH Residency Verification form (NH residents only)
  • $75 application fee

CFT Tentative Course Schedule for 2017-2018:

This is a tentative schedule and is subject to change

Course Number    Course Title Credits Prerequisites Terms Offered Times offered
*CFT 5010 Foundational Methods in Couples and Family Therapy 3 Sp M: 6:30-9:00
*CFT 5020 Current Issues in Couples and Family Therapy 3 F Blended/Hybrid

W: 6:00-8:30

*CFT 5030 Foundations and Ethics in Couples and Family Therapy 3 F M: 3:30-6:00
CFT 5040 Human Sexuality 3 Sp R: 5:00-8:45
CO 5020 Counseling Skills 3 CFT 5030 F, Sp, Su W: 6:30-9:00
CO 5040 Social Behavior and Diversity 3 F, Sp R: 6:30-9:30 &

S: 9:00-3:00

CO 5050 Advanced Human Development 3 F, Sp, Su T 12:30-3:00
CO 5070 Research Design for the Helping Professions 3 CFT 5030 (or coreq.) F, Sp, Su Blended/Hybrid

W: 6:30-9:00

CO 5130 Psychopharmacology and the Biological Basis of Mental Health 3 Sp, Su W: 3:30-6:00
CO 5260 Theories of Counseling and Personality 3 F, Sp, Su M: 3:30-6:00
CO 5430 Assessment for Counselors 3 CFT 5030 Sp, Su R: 3:30-6:00
CO 5670 Working with Children and Families 3 CFT 5030; CO 5260 Sp W: 3:30-6:00
CO 5720 Addictions and Related Disorders 3 CFT 5030 Sp S: 9:00-5:00

W: 3:30-6:00

CO 5770 Psychopathology: Disorders of Childhood, Adolescence and Adulthood 3 F, Su Blended/Hybrid

W: 3:30-6:00

CO 5780 Working with Youth and Systems 3 CFT 5030, CO 5260, CO 5050, CO 5020, or permission of the instructor. F, Su W: 6:30-9:00
CO 5790 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning 3 CO5020; CO5260; CO5770 F Blended/Hybrid


CO 5100 Practicum 3 All courses and Intent to Enroll form submitted F, Sp W: 3:30-6:00 or


*CFT 5900 Seminar and Internship in CFT 9 All courses and Intent to Enroll form submitted  F, Sp, Su Blended/Hybrid

M: 6:30-9:00

Total Credits 60 *Indicates requirement for Certificate