Online Marriage & Family Therapy Graduate Degree Program

Disclosure: Touro University Worldwide is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). In addition to the institutional accreditation, Touro University Worldwide also has applied for a special accreditation for the MFT Program by The Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). Our goal is to become accredited by COAMFTE during 2019. All new students starting the MFT Program on Summer 2018 -2 (Start Date: June 25, 2018) and going forward will study under the COAMFTE standards, and are required to complete the Program credit hours and the Practicum Clinical Hours. 

The state of the family is changing as society continues to evolve in the 21st century. Marriage and family therapists are driven to understand the unique relationship dynamics existing between families and society to form holistic patient treatment plans that pay close attention to the dynamics of the family system.

What makes us different?

100% online

No GRE required

Accelerated admissions process

Affordable tuition

No residency

The marriage and family therapy (MFT) profession has gained ground in recent years with the increased recognition and understanding of the relationship between marital and family dysfunction and serious mental and emotional disorders such as chemical dependency, substance abuse, eating disorders, disorders of childhood and adolescence and other forms of psychopathology.

Marriage and family therapy differs from other mental health professions because of its focus on the following:

Treating couples and families and the family as a system.

Present day problems instead of historical or intra-psychic conflicts.

Understanding interpersonal relationships as a way of identifying and treating mental health problems.

Touro University Worldwide’s (TUW) online Marriage & Family Therapy graduate degree program helps you meet the demands of a new health care market influenced by the Health Care Reform Act, which has created a push for using health care teams when treating patients. Marriage and family therapists are valuable members of these teams and deliver holistic treatment plans that focus on family relationships and dynamics. Graduates can work in mental health agencies, government agencies or in their own private practice.

TUW’s fully online marriage and family therapy graduate degree program delivers a course of study focused on this mental health sector and prepares graduates to function in this critical discipline to foster the well-being of couples and families. The program offers multiple tracks, so you can choose the option that best fits your chosen career path.

MFT Degree TrackCore CoursesPracticum CoursesFace-to-Face Clinical HoursPracticum Hours

Non-Clinical18 courses / 54 creditsNoneNoneNone

Clinical20 courses / 60 credits2 courses / 6 credits225 hours300 hours

Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling (LPCC)25 courses / 73 credits3 courses / 9 credits280 hours450 hours

The online Marriage & Family Therapy graduate degree program at Touro University Worldwide is approved by the California Board of Behaviour Sciences (BBS), and is designed so that graduates are eligible for MFT Licensure in the State of California (and most other states) without requiring any additional coursework.

*Disclaimer:  Enrollment in the online Marriage & Family Therapy graduate degree program does not guarantee a degree from Touro University Worldwide or qualification for professional licensure. Students are responsible for meeting all academic and professional requirements for graduation. Further information regarding these academic and professional requirements is outlined in the university catalog. Students enrolled in the MFT counseling licensure program are responsible for knowing the information from TUW. Further, it is the sole responsibility of the student, not the program, to obtain information regarding prerequisites for licensure as outlined by their particular state board of marriage and family therapy.

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  • Department

    Family Therapy

  • Teaching Language


  • Duration

    2 Years and 0 Months

  • Tuition Fee


  • Learning Mode

    Distance Learning

  • Discipline

    Nursing & Health

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  • Country

    United States