Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy
The graduate certificate program in Marriage and Family Therapy is designed to provide additional training for counselors and therapists who work with families, couples, and children. The program is composed of five graduate courses addressing family systems, working with couples and family therapy theory, and counseling techniques. For many counselors, this certificate will fulfill the requirements for Florida Licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Applicants should contact the State Licensure Board to verify the courses they need. Master's students in the School of Social Work can also obtain the Graduate Certificate in Family Therapy by taking the required courses for Social Work students, which include content about family theory and assessment and counseling with families. There is also a field component. Information about Social Work courses and the field courses can be obtained through the School of Social Work.
The masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy prepares students to work in private practice, agencies and other settings as marriage and family therapists. Graduates of the program are expected to have a sense of professional identity, acquire requisite skills and knowledge to work with couples and families, attain licensure and become leaders in the profession
International Student Requirements:
In order to enroll in graduate classes, students must have obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree, prior to the start of the term for which the student is admitted, from a regionally accredited institution or from a recognized foreign institution. International students are not eligible for nondegree/certificate status unless they hold an eligible visa. International applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early. Also, international applicants should ensure all supporting documents, including those required to issue an I-20, are received by the stated application deadline. Only official documentation is accepted and it is the student's responsibility to submit all documents by the application deadline.