Marriage and Family Therapy

Master of Science

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.

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

Fall Admission:  July 1st

Spring Admission: November 1st

Summer Admission: April 1st

Program Mission, Values, and Outcomes

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Program Accreditation

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The Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Texas A&M University-Central Texas is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE),


Program Coordinator

Dr. Hao-Min Chen
Associate Professor
College of Education and Human Development
Room: WH-318J

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Dr. Hao-Min Chen
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