Couples and Family Counseling

Students pursuing the 60-hour master's degree in Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling may sit for both the Licensed Professional Counselor NCE and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist exams as described in TAC, Title 22, Part 35, Chapter §801.113(d) and (e) with minimum course content as described in §801.114. Students must complete the courses found on the MFT-Equivalency Form.

Foundation Courses (9 hours)
EDUC 5301 Research Methodology
EDUC 5315 Standardized Assessment
EDUC 6308 Principles Advanced Human Growth and Development

Core Courses (24 hours)
EDUC 5313 Career Counseling
EDUC 5314 Personality and Counseling Theories
EDUC 6318 Multiculturalism and Diversity in Counseling
EDUC 6319 Psychopathology
EDUC 6333 Ethical, Legal & Professional Issues
EDUC 6340 Bilingual & Bicultural Counseling
EDUC 6344 Mindfulness-Based Approaches
EDUC 7302 Management of Counseling Programs

Specialty Courses (15 hours)
EDUC 6320 Substance Use, Abuse and Addiction Counseling
EDUC 6323 Marriage and Family Counseling
    AND
EDUC 6326 Advanced Strategies in Couples & Family
     OR
EDUC 6327 Marriage, Divorce and Family Mediation
     OR
EDUC 6364 Counseling and Human Sexuality

Experiential Block (9 hours) * Prerequisites EDUC 5314, 6318, 6333

EDUC 6321 Techniques of Counseling I
EDUC 6322 Techniques of Counseling II
EDUC 7315 Group Counseling

Practical Experience (6 hours) * Prerequisites EDUC 6319, 6321, 7315

EDUC 7316 Practicum in Counseling (100 hrs.)
EDUC 7317 Internship in Counseling (600 hrs.) MFT Licensure requires 12 months minimum

Total Hours= 60