The nuclear family has evolved. No longer does the American household fit one shape, size, or style. Yet, the family unit remains the cornerstone of our society, and the COAMFTE-accredited Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Degree Program offered by the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University is specifically tailored to train you in how to help these individuals and families, regardless of their structure or circumstance.
Alliant is proud to offer one of only nine on-campus COAMFTE-accredited MA MFT programs in the state of California.
Our Master’s in MFT has its coursework offered completely online, and is one of only three such programs in the nation to be COAMFTE-accredited.
Get hands-on training through 500 hours of direct client contact—leaving you primed for impact from the moment you step off our commencement stage.
Service and Investment
Get up to $50,000 of loan reimbursement from the National Health Services Corps in exchange for two years of work in an underserved area.
Join a program that has cultural competency at its core, and consistently adds culturally and linguistically qualified mental-health professionals into the workforce.
Through your program, you will explore courses like: Parent-Child Therapy, Psychopharmacology, and many more. (Course offerings and sequence are subject to change.)
“I chose Alliant because they are COAMFTE-accredited and degree portability was really important to
me. My experience through the masters and doctoral MFT programs has not only prepared me to be a therapist, but also to be an advocate for my clients, and for the MFT profession as a whole.”
Nicole Sabatini GutierrezMFT MA and PsyD Alumna
Faculty Spotlight: Sean Davis
Sean Davis, PhD, is the most cited author in the field of marriage and family therapy. He is the winner of the Article of the Year award from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, twice over, is a professor of Couples and Family Therapy at our Sacramento campus, and he is our Online MFT Program Director.
His passion for the field, his dedication to his students, and his prolific publications make him the perfect partner for students who wish to present at conferences, or publish their work during their studies.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Marriage and Family Therapy is one of the fastest-growing fields in psychology today. The Bureau for Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that it will grow by 23% over the next 10 years—compared to just 16% for counselor and therapist positions of all types, and 7% for all jobs in all fields—which earns MFT a “Much faster than average” designation from the BLS. Growth is expected due to the increasing use of integrated care, which is a treatment of multiple problems at one time by a group of specialists, such as marriage and family therapists working with substance abuse, behavior disorder, or mental health counselors, to address patients’ issues as a team.
Graduates of master’s degree programs in Marriage and Family Therapy often work in outpatient care centers, inpatient care centers, hospitals, schools, social services for local, state, and federal governments, substance abuse centers, and private practices. They can also open their own practice or go into fields such related to law, corrections, the military, churches and religion-based fields, and employee relations and benefits for companies both big and small.
Private and public scholarships can help you meet the cost of your education. Alliant International University is pleased to be able to offer a significant number of institutional scholarships to many of our students. Learn more about these scholarship opportunities at: scholarships.alliant.edu.
Additional Financial aid is available for those who qualify in the form of loans, grants, federal work study, and military aid. Learn more about your financial aid options here.
The MFT degree program is offered as both a semester-long and 8-week term program and is open for enrollment during each of those respective enrollment periods. You can find a copy of our 2018-2019 Fall Semester academic calendar here, and our 2018-2019 8-week term academic calendar here. If you have any further questions about when applications for each of these enrollment periods are due, please contact an admissions counselor.
The MA MFT degree program is a 60-credit program and takes a minimum of 2 years to complete, either across 6 semesters or 13 terms, depending on which calendar is applicable to you.
Program Campus Locations
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At Alliant, our mission is to prepare students for professional careers of service and leadership and promote the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world. Our Vision is an inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.
The California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) is Alliant’s cornerstone school and was built on a legacy of thought leadership, multicultural competence, and quality of care. CSPP’s programs pair hands-on professional practice with academic rigor in order to prepare the next generation of psychologists and mental health care professionals.