Master of Arts (MA) in Marriage and Family Therapy

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

The curriculum of the 54 credit MA marriage and Family Therapy program 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.
  • Following this experience, students are placed in off-campus clinical settings, which have been approved by the Marriage and Family Therapy 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 MA in Marriage and Family Therapy 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.

Significant Career Growth and Opportunities

U.S. News & World Report lists Marriage and Family Therapist #4 among the "Best Social Service Jobs for 2019." The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates a 23% increase in employment of Marriage and Family Therapists from 2016-2026 – much faster than the national average for all occupations in the coming years. O*Net lists employment for Marriage and Family Therapists as having a Bright Outlook.

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