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2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin
Appalachian State University
  Feb 23, 2018
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

Marriage and Family Therapy, MA

Program Code: MA_468A
CIP Code: 51.1505

Program of Study for the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School ; official general GRE exam scores; a completed Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling questionnaire.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.

Location: On Campus

Course Requirements for the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

Total Required (Minimum 52 Hours W/ Thesis or 48 Hours)

Required Courses (45 Hours)

Theoretical Foundations of Marital and Family Therapy

Supervised Clinical Practice

  • HPC 6900 - Internship (1-18) (3+3+6 = 12)
  • (Instructors for HPC 6900  are AAMFT approved Supervisors or approved Supervisors in Training. The three internship semesters will cover the whole calendar year, including summer.)

Thesis Option (0 or 4 Hours)

Choose One:

Without Thesis

  • No additional coursework is required

Other Requirements for the MA in Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Thesis: Optional
  • Proficiency: None required
  • Candidacy: Required; see the program director for specific timeline and requirements for admission to candidacy
  • Comprehensive: Required; students should take the required courses (excluding the Internship) prior to taking the comprehensive exam
  • Product of Learning: None required

Note on Prerequisites: Students should pay particular attention to the prerequisites listed in each course description; the curriculum is carefully structured to ensure that students have the necessary prerequisite knowledge before enrolling in courses