Master in Marriage and Family Therapy

General

Program Description

The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program is designed to prepare students to work with couples and families in a variety of settings, by providing both theoretical and practical skills in this highly specialized field. The emphasis is to train competent clinicians who conceptualize individual and family issues from a systemic perspective. The program is a 51-credit course of study that meets New York State educational requirements for licensure as an MFT. Students take courses that prepare them to work with families, couples and individuals. In addition, students complete a 500-hour Marriage and Family Practicum and prepare a Capstone Project.

Upon completion of the program, graduates may seek employment in public and private sectors, where they work under supervision to complete the 1,500-hour NYS experience requirement for licensure. Clinicians have up to 2 years to fulfill the experience requirement and must pass a national qualifying exam in order to be eligible for licensure as an MFT. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists deliver services that focus on interactional and systemic issues affecting relationships within an individual, couple and/or a family system.

Degree Earned

Total Number of Credits

Delivery Format

Locations

M.A.

51

  • On-ground (day and evening)
  • Hybrid (online and on-ground)

Buffalo

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What can you do with this degree?

Alumni of Medaille’s Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy, offered in Buffalo, have gone on to careers as:
  • Private Practice Therapists
  • Public Sector Clinicians
  • Eldercare Industry Therapists

Program format

On-campus
  • Classes held one weekend each month (Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.).
  • The four-week interval of online learning and independent study between class sessions.
  • Weekly supervision with a faculty member during practicum, for a total of 100 hours; practicum requires a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week.
  • 500 clinical hours (a minimum of 250 must be relational).
  • Fall-only start.

A state-of-the-art training experience

The Medaille Family Counseling Center serves as a counselor-in-training facility for students enrolled in Medaille College’s Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. This unique collaboration between BestSelf Behavioral Health and Medaille is a fully licensed BestSelf mental health outpatient treatment location offering families and individuals evidence-based mental health therapy. The state-of-the-art facility affords graduate-level students an in-depth, first-hand learning experience that is unparalleled in Western New York.

Medaille fits your life

At Medaille College, we understand the challenges of being a working adult with high career aspirations. That’s why Medaille’s Adult & Graduate programs are designed specifically to fit your already busy schedule. With Medaille, you can earn your degree and still have time for work and family. Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

  • Personalized support.
  • Guaranteed classes.
  • Collaborative learning environment.
  • Financial aid and scholarships are available.
Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

Medaille College is a private, nonsectarian four-year college with campuses in Buffalo, Rochester and online. Medaille focuses on your success as a student and as a future professional by offering und ... Read More

Medaille College is a private, nonsectarian four-year college with campuses in Buffalo, Rochester and online. Medaille focuses on your success as a student and as a future professional by offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in hands-on, practitioner-based learning environments on campus and in the Western New York community. Read less
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