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Marriage and Family Therapist in Sacramento

Learning to improve relationships in the therapy room, or ready to build professional relationships in the therapy space? Our marriage and family therapy programs will teach valuable behavioral science skills through our graduate and doctoral programs to help you restore connections within couples and families.

When you take part in our Sacramento MFT programs, you’re signing up for a culturally rich experience in a diverse city. Put the cultural competency component of your coursework into practice through the countless internship and networking opportunities afforded by the major metropolis. As the capital of California, Sacramento is a major political, financial, and economic hub—the perfect place to build interdisciplinary connections in and out of the counseling program. 

Live in a top-tier city and earn a top-tier education. When you pursue your MFT degrees at Alliant International University in Sacramento, you’ll gain the skills to shape a better future—for everyone. 


MFT Degree in Sacramento


MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, Sacramento

The MA in marriage and family therapy Sacramento program establishes strong critical reasoning and research skills for students to succeed in family counseling. Learn cultural competency, explore wide-ranging topics in mental health, and build key relationships with 100 supervision hours and 100 professional development hours.

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PsyD in Marriage and Family Therapy, Sacramento

Establish your unique niche as you’re continuing education with our advanced Sacramento doctorate in marriage and family therapy. Conduct independent projects under distinguished academics and practicing psychologists, gain first-hand experience through clinical practice, and intensive theoretical and practical skill-based training. Gain real-world experience with a diverse clientele in community-based practicum and internship sites, under the oversight of supervisors who meet rigorous AAMFT professional standards. 

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MFT Program Aims and Opportunities

Program Aims

  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills applicable to varied mental illness and behavioral science cases
  • Apply evidence-based assessment and intervention with confidence to diverse populations, situations, and contexts
  • Evaluate and conduct applied theory based  research to push the scientific field further 

Research Opportunities

  • Develop the ability to design and execute independent family therapy  research projects through a four-semester dissertation sequence 
  • Learn to respond to and incorporate professional feedback in seminar-style research classes 
  • Engage in hands-on research and build professional connections in faculty-led voluntary research labs 

MFT Program Requirements in Sacramento


To apply for our Sacramento MA in marriage and family therapy, you’ll need to complete a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. We also ask for a statement of purpose, an up-to-date resume, two letters of recommendation, and official transcripts. 


To apply for our PsyD in marriage and family therapy Sacramento program, you must have received a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA from a regionally accredited institution. In addition to completing a faculty interview, we ask that you provide a current resume, two letters of recommendation, active licensure in California, official transcripts, and an essay detailing your personal and professional development and your research interests. 


Directions to MFT Sacramento Campus

Alliant’s MFT programs in Sacramento take place on our sunny campus at 2030 W. El Camino Ave., Sacramento, CA 95833. Join around 200 students each year in state-of-the-art research facilities and libraries. Situated just off Interstate 5, our campus is close to major healthcare facilities and cultural centers alike—farm-to-fork restaurants, sprawling urban parks, music halls, and more. When you aren’t partaking in science-backed coursework, hands-on training, and professional development opportunities, you’ll enjoy all of the food, fun, and festivities that the thriving Sacramento community has to offer. 

Our Sacramento campus address is:

2030 W. El Camino Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95833. 

The college campus is conveniently located, right off exit 521B of the I-5, and less than a mile from the I-80. 

Our hours are: 

9AM – 5PM Monday through Friday

Our contact number is: (916) 750-2235 to learn more about our Sacramento graduate programs.

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Meet the Sacramento MFT Faculty

sean davis
Distinguished Professor
California School of Professional Psychology
Dr. Tatiana Glebova
Site Director
California School of Professional Psychology

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