Health Professions & Human Services

Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy

Qualify for licensure in New York state and jumpstart your career as a counseling professional with a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT). This 54-credit degree program features dynamic, practice-based courses led by dedicated faculty who are with you every step of the way. Gain the skills necessary to work with couples and families to explore and improve conflict resolution in their relationships. You’ll receive intensive academic and clinical training through your classes and an integrated internship that’s completed at the on-campus Counseling and Mental Health Professions Clinic. Courses for the marriage and family therapy master’s program are offered during fall and spring semesters, as well as three summer sessions and a January session.

No GRE Required!

Significant Career Growth and Opportunities

U.S. News & World Report lists Marriage and Family Therapist #2 among the "Best Social Service Jobs for 2021." The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates a 22% increase in employment of Marriage and Family Therapists from for 2019-2029 – much faster than the 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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Why Hofstra?

Family Therapist

Career-Focused MFT Program

Prepare for a successful career in marriage and family therapy with courses, taught by dedicated faculty, that follow a philosophical approach and qualify you for licensure in New York state.

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Program Director

Margaret Christy, LMFT
NYS Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Director, Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate Program
214 Hagedorn Hall