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MS Marriage and Family Therapy

Program Availability: On-Campus | Program Length: 60 Hours

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Program Overview

The Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) master’s program is an excellent professional training opportunity providing the educational requirements to apply to become a licensed marriage and family therapist in Texas. Graduates are equipped to bring needed change and relief to distressed families, couples and individuals. Our diverse faculty team seeks to serve students and families in Central Texas.

Texas A&M University-Central Texas provides the only MFT Program in the Central Texas area. The program prepares students to effectively serve family systems in a collaborative environment conducive for working within the broader health care system through learning, therapeutic practice and community involvement. Students learn ethical responsibility to ensure professional practices and develop personal and professional growth through intentional self-awareness and self-reflection.

Students participating in our practicums will gain real-world experience serving distressed families in the Central Texas region through The Community Counseling and Family Therapy Center, as well as our practicum site partners. Our program will maintain collaborative relationships with broader healthcare organizations and agencies and will place its students in those settings to develop the critical consciousness and systemic framework necessary to serve area individuals, couples, and families.


Career Opportunities

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice or an agency
  • Family Researcher
  • Consultant
  • Media Personality

Program Application

In addition to applying to Graduate Studies, you will additionally need to apply to the program:

Program Application

Fall Admission:  July 1st

Spring Admission: November 1st

Summer Admission: April 1st

Program Mission, Values, and Outcomes

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Faculty Highlight

Dr. DeAnna Harris-McKoy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. She received her undergraduate education at the University of Maryland College Park achieving two Bachelors' of Science in Psychology and Family Studies. She received her Masters of Family Therapy from Drexel University and a Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy from The Florida State University. Her current research focuses on adolescents, Black mental health, contextual therapy, and social justice in the MFT field. 

 

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