Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy
63 Credit Hours
The Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy degree equips students to provide compassionate care in our ever-changing world that presents individuals, couples, and families with new challenges daily. Such challenges for mental health and family relationships require that counseling clinicians are not only well grounded in theory and practice, but also see personhood (of themselves and their clients) as a tool for therapeutic change.
Our MAMFT program’s mission is to foster the development of competent marriage and family therapists whose personal and professional selves are formed through the awareness of systemic perspectives, multicultural contextualization, and spirituality.
- 100% job placement rate of program graduates
- Whole person care that integrates spirituality – psychological, relational/systemic, and theological study combine with clinical practice to prepare our graduates to serve their clients’ full personhood
- Emphasis on diversity – the program honors diversities of race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, and physical ability throughout its curriculum and clinical training. Clinical supervisors at the Counseling Center represent diversity of racial ethnicity, gender identification, and theoretical orientation.
- 100 hours of individual and group supervision in practicum—with at least 50 hours of that supervision (direct observation, videotape, or audio tape)
- On-site practicum and residency opportunities – a distinct advantage of study at CTS is that students may conveniently complete their practicum hours with the CTS Counseling Center without the need to go elsewhere for this portion of the degree requirement. The center also offers residency opportunities for graduates as they prepare to complete clinical hour requirements to obtain state licensure
- Prepare for diverse practice settings through a wide variety of clinical situations and experiences, including:
- Crisis counseling
- Premarital counseling
- Couples counseling
- Children and teens in family counseling
- Psychoeducational groups
- Bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited school
MAMFT Program Handbook and Documents
MFT Program Course Curriculum Advising Guide (July 2020)
MAMFT Handbook 2019 (3/22/2019)
MAMFT Handbook 2019 Revision (10/18/2019)
2018 Mission, Goals, and Outcomes COAMFTE
Revised COAMFTE Institutional Mission Program Goals and SLOs
Job Description MFT Program Director (Revised)
MFT Mentoring and Job Description
CTS Counselor’s Handbook Fall 2017
Description of Licensure Requirements for MFT
COAMFTE Graduate Achievement Data for CTS MAMFT Program
Accredited: January 1, 1994 | Advertised Program Length*: FT: 4 years
|Cohort Year Students Entered Program||# of Students in Program - FT||Graduation Rate in Advertised Time (%)* - FT||Job Placement Rate (%)** - FT||Licensure Rate (%)*** - FT|
|2015 - 2016||7||100%||100%||71.43%|
|2016 - 2017||9||44.4%||100%||75%|
|2017 - 2018||10||70%||100%||85.71%|
|2018 - 2019||8||62.5%||100%||40%|
|2019 - 2020||14||IP||IP||IP|
|2020 - 2021||11||IP||IP||IP|
|2021 - 2022||12||IP||IP||IP|
IP=In Process: Students from the cohort listed have yet to graduate from the cohort year listed.
Programs are only required to provide data on the past 7 years/cohort or since the program was initially accredited, whichever is shorter.
* Graduation Rate is the program’s Advertised Length of Completion which is how long the program is designed to complete as written.
** Job Placement Rate is the percentage of graduates from the cohort year that are employed utilizing skills learned in the COAMFTE accredited program.
*** Licensure rate is the percentage of graduates from the cohort year that have achieved ANY level of MFT licensure.
For Master’s programs only, COAMFTE has established a benchmark of 70% licensure rate for each cohort.
The MAMFT is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFTE). Select MAMFT faculty and supervisors are members of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.
CTS Counseling Center
A distinct advantage of study at CTS is that students may conveniently complete their practicum hours with the CTS Counseling Center, without the need to go elsewhere for this portion of the degree requirement. The center also offers a residency for graduates as they prepare to complete clinical hour requirements to obtain state licensure.
average time it takes a counseling student to complete their program