HDFS

The Master of Science option in Marriage and Family Therapy is clinical in its focus and has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education.

Master of Science (MS-MFT) in Marriage and Family Therapy

Students in this degree program take course work that balances the need to acquire basic knowledge about the family and the developmental processes that take place within it, with the need to obtain extensive training and supervision in how one may intervene effectively in these family processes. Like all of the Department's graduate degrees, this option requires a thesis. Six students per year are accepted; consequently, admission to this program option is intensely competitive. The MFT Program is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse student cohort. The 2013-14 cohort is 43% Non-Caucasian-American. Student Achievement Data for our program can be reviewed by activating the following hyperlink: www.aamft.org/imis15/Content/COAMFTE/Student_Achievement_Criteria_Data.aspx

Graduates of this program will complete at least 500 therapy hours, 250 of which must be relational. They also will receive at least 100 hours of supervision (individual and group), 50 of which must be directly observed (live or videotaped).

Students leave this two year program ready to take entry level family therapy jobs. Additionally, our MFT/M.S. graduates are prepared to and often do pursue doctoral training at Auburn or elsewhere.

M.S. Procedural Guide (pdf)

MS Appointment of MP & Committee Members (pdf)

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Required Courses for Master’s Degree: MS-MFT

HDFS 7010 Developmental Science I: Childhood and Adolescence (3) Pr., departmental approval

and

HDFS 7040 Relationship Development and Process II: Adulthood (3) Pr., departmental approval

or

HDFS 7020 Developmental Science II: Adulthood and Aging (3) Pr., departmental approval

and

HDFS 7030 Relationship Development and Process I: Childhood and Adolescence (3) Pr., departmental approval

HDFS 7050 Research Methods for Human Development and Family Studies I (3)

HDFS 7051 Research Methods for HDFS Lab (1) Cr., HDFS 7050

HDFS 7060 Research Methods for Human Development and Family Studies II (3) Pr., HDFS 7050

HDFS 7061 Research Methods for HDFS II Lab (1) Cr., HDFS 7060

HDFS 7600 Marriage and Family Therapy Theory I (3) Pr., departmental approval

HDFS 760l Marriage and Family Therapy Theory I Lab (1) Cr., HDFS 7600

HDFS 7610 Marriage and Family Therapy Theory II (3) Pr., HDFS 7600

HDFS 7620 Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical Issues I (3) Pr., departmental approval

HDFS 7621 Marriage and Family Therapy Theory II Lab (1) Cr., HDFS 7620, Pr., departmental approval

HDFS 7630 Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical Issues II (3) Pr., departmental approval

HDFS 7631 Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical Issues II Lab (1) Cr., HDFS 7630

HDFS 7640 Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical Issues III (3) Pr., departmental approval

HDFS 7650 Marriage and Family Therapy Professional Issues (3) Pr., departmental approval

HDFS 7920 Marriage and Family Therapy Internship (3) May be repeated up to 3 times. Pr., departmental approval

HDFS 7960 Seminar: Introduction to HDFS (2) Pr., departmental approval

HDFS 7990 Research & Thesis

Note: Consistent with Graduate School policy, the HDFS M.S. degree requires a minimum of 4 credits of HDFS 7990; a maximum of 6 credits count toward degree requirements.)


Required Supporting Courses from Other Departments:

COUN 7250 Advanced Assessment and Diagnosis in Counseling (3)

Total: 53 hours

Semester by Semester Schedule

Year 1 Fall: HDFS 7010 or 7020 (3); HDFS 7050 (3); HDFS 7051 (1); HDFS 7600 (3); HDFS 7601 (1); HDFS 7960 (2)

Year 1 Spring: COUN 7250 (3); HDFS 7620 (3); HDFS 7621 (1); HDFS 7060 (3); HDFS 7061 (1)

Year 1 Summer: HDFS 7630 (3); HDFS 7631 (1); HDFS 7650 (3); HDFS 7990 (1)

Year 2 Fall: HDFS 7610 (3); HDFS 7640 (3); HDFS 7920 (3); HDFS 7990 (1)

Year 2 Spring: HDFS 7030 or 7040 (3); HDFS 7920 (3); HDFS 7990 (1)

Year 2 Summer: HDFS 7920 (3); HDFS 7990 (1)

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