Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

Graduate College of Health Professions


The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy program trains students to become systemically-oriented, contextually sensitive MFT professionals who provide individual, couple, and family therapy for mental health and relationship challenges. It is one of four programs in the Pacific Northwest accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy. Clinical training takes place in the on-campus Couple and Family Therapy Center and off-site internship placement.

Program Highlights:

  • On-campus community clinic. It is equipped with one-way mirrors, every session is recorded, and faculty supervisors guide students through the first cases.
  • Guaranteed placement for off-site internship. Faculty place students for practicum with thirteen local community mental health agencies.
  • COAMFTE accredited. Students earn 500 hours of therapy in the program applicable for licensure in the state of Washington.
  • Small cohort model. Students work closely together, developing relationships that benefit both their professional and personal lives.
  • Rigorous academics. Graduates consistently pass the national licensure exam on their first attempt.
  • Diverse learning community. Students encounter and experience a rich variety of perspectives, ideas, belief systems and ways of thinking together.

Graduates from the last 5 years: Their jobs

  • Community agencies
  • Mental-health centers
  • Private practices
  • Schools
  • Medical settings
  • Substance abuse centers
  • Churches
  • Community colleges
  • Professional organizations and on community boards
  • MFT supervisors
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