Make a Difference with a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy

Couple receives marriage and family therapy from counselorAlliant International University’s Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy program is one of few COAMFTE-accredited programs in the state of California.

Both of Alliant’s on-campus and online MFT degree programs are committed to producing compassionate practitioners who are prepared to meet the growing demand for multiculturally competent therapists. Our master’s degree emphasizes inclusivity, focusing on couples and individuals of all kinds, including often disenfranchised groups, including the LGBTQ community.

Additionally, students can specialize in a chosen field and enhance their skills for professional advancement by enrolling in one of our graduate certificate programs, such as the LGBT Human Services and Mental Health Certificate.

Top Training in a Fast-Growing Field

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Marital and Family Therapy (MFT), offered online as well as on the San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Irvine Alliant campuses, is designed to meet the growing demand for professional marriage and family therapists.

Upon completion of the program and post-degree intern hours, graduates will be eligible for licensure as a marriage and family therapist in California.

Professional Training Opportunities

Our Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy Program incorporate hundreds of hours of professional training, including:

  • 500 hours of intensely supervised direct client contact, at least 200 of which are spent with couples or families
  • 100 hours of individual and group supervision, at least 50 of which are based on direct observation or videotape

Whether on-campus or online, this professional training provides students with real-world experience to further their professional development and better prepare them for careers as marriage and family therapists.

Campus Locations

We offer our Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy in five different locations throughout California — and online – making it easy for you to earn your degree right where you are. Our MFT master’s program is offered at the following campus locations:

  • San Diego
  • Los Angeles
  • Sacramento
  • Irvine
  • Online – with on-ground component for program completion

Students who are interested in expanding their worldview as a mental health practitioner can also participate in our international cultural immersion programs.

Flexible Online Schedule, Part-Time Option

At Alliant, we make every effort to meet the needs of each cohort of students in the following ways:

  • Full-time and part-time schedules
  • Day and evening classes
  • Online format, where students can earn their MFT degree online, from the comfort of their home

This flexibility allows you to earn your Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy online or on-campus while maintaining all of the other pieces of your schedule.

Jump Start Your Doctoral Degree

For those students interested in continuing their education past the master’s level, Alliant offers an easy transition into a doctorate program. All master’s degree coursework and practicum hours can be applied toward earning your PsyD in Marriage and Family Therapy degree at Alliant, streamlining your path toward earning your doctorate in less time.

Get Started Today!

Marriage and family therapy is an exciting and important field that allows people like you to directly help couples and families in need. To take the first step toward earning your Marriage and Family Therapy Master’s Degree online or on one of Alliant’s campuses, call 1-866-825-5426 or click here for more information about our MFT programs.

Student Achievement Data

COAMFTE requires that we provide data on graduation rates, national exam pass rates, and licensure rates. Please follow the link below for that data. We hope this information will help you to make an informed decision regarding your graduate study.

Irvine – Student Achievement Criteria Data (.pdf)
Los Angeles – Student Achievement Criteria Data (.pdf)
Sacramento – Student Achievement Criteria Data (.pdf)
San Diego – Student Achievement Criteria Data (.pdf)
Online – Student Achievement Criteria Data (.pdf)
San Francisco – Student Achievement Criteria Data (.pdf) (This program is currently not being offered on this campus.)

Questions related to the program’s accredited status may be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
112 South Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3061
(703) 838-9808