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Marriage and Family Therapy

This graduate program is offered on the Long Island, New York campus of Hofstra University.

The curriculum of the MA Program in Marriage and Family Therapy comprises seminars, clinical courses, and supervised internships. Students begin their internship experience at Hofstra’s Counseling and Mental Health Professions Clinic, located on campus in the Saltzman Center.

In order to achieve an integration of theory with practice, the program includes four semesters of supervised internships. Students begin their internship experience at Hofstra’s Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic, located on campus in the Saltzman Center. Following this experience, students are placed in off-campus clinical settings, which have been approved by the program. During this portion of their training, students receive weekly individual supervision of their clinical work at their internship site, as well as group supervision on campus. Client-contact hours accrued by students during their internships count toward the total client contact hours required for licensure.

In addition to the Fall and Spring semesters, courses in the program are also offered during three summer sessions and a January session. Full-time students can expect to complete the program in about three years.

U.S. News and World Reports lists Marriage and Family Therapist among the “Best Social Service Jobs for 2016” and The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that employment of Marriage and Family Therapists is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations in coming years.  We invite you to explore our webpage to learn more about this exciting field and the comprehensive preparation Hofstra students receive.