The MFT program provides all coursework and supervised clinical experience needed to prepare students for Utah state licensure, meeting the requirements of the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL), and clinical careers in marriage and family therapy. The Master in Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT) degree is a 45-credit program, while the Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy (M.S. in MFT) degree is a 51-credit program.
The MMFT program is ideally suited for those interested in a traditional career as a clinical mental health practitioner specializing in family relationships, while the M.S. in MFT program will provide additional experience for those interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in MFT. The M.S. course load includes a two-semester Thesis course taken during the last two semesters of the 5-semester Master’s program. An additional 3 credit hours will be added to the M.S. student’s course load for each of these two semesters when the Thesis course is taken.