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Marriage and Family Therapy

Program Summary

Marriage and Family Therapy (SMFT) is a specialization inApplied Human Development and Family Sciences M.S. program. The specialization prepares you for a career as a licensed couple and family therapist. The intensive 21-month (5 semester) program is a blend of academic coursework in systemic theory and therapeutic techniques along with hands-on clinical training. Graduates gain 500 hours of supervised clinical experience as a therapist. The SMFT program is accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Marriage and Family Education (COAMFTE).

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Health and Human Sciences

Degree(s) Offered: M.S. in Applied Human Development and Family Sciences with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: 2

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

Priority Consideration International Applicants Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the US
Fall January 15 July 15 May 1

For More Information

Marriage and Family Therapy
Wirtz Hall, Room 150
Program website
815-753-6348

Director of Graduate Studies:
Thomas Pavkov
tpavkov@niu.edu
815-753-6342

Application Contact:
J. Mark Killmer
jmarkkillmer@niu.edu
815-753-6348

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