University of Southern California

Rossier School of Education

MFT - Master of Marriage and Family Therapy


University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA 90007

United States


(213) 740-2311

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MFT - Master of Marriage and Family Therapy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) will prepare you for a career as a therapist in clinics, healthcare centers, schools and private practice. The program focuses on dealing with a spectrum of personal and professional problems facing individuals and families, including relationship difficulties, family dysfunction, parenting issues and behavior problems.

If you complete this specialized professional degree program and fulfill the additional state-mandated requirements, you will be eligible for the State of California’s Marriage and Family Therapy license.

The MFT program will train you to identify and develop strengths within clients to help them overcome serious barriers to their wellbeing and attain their life goals. Our program emphasizes turning the field of mental health upside down, so that the system is fitted to the client, rather than forcing clients to fit into the system.


Distinctive program benefits include:

Comprehensive preparation: Become well versed in best practices through a curriculum that balances research and self-reflection.

Intimate cohort: Develop relationships with classmates as you move through the program in a fixed course sequence and benefit from individualized attention and specialty training opportunities.

Self-determined fieldwork placement

Select your preferred site among numerous local agencies that highly value USC students

Research-based program

Study at a Tier 1 research university that trains in empirically validated theories and interventions

Clinical faculty with practical experience: Engage with faculty who also work as practitioners and are devoted to teaching, advising, and mentoring students through their educational experience.


WASC; California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 60

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1733/unit USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Financial Aid is available Federal Student Loans. Applicants may apply by completing the FAFSA and applying code 001328. Several scholarships also available.

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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