Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)

Couple receives marriage and family therapy from counselorThe 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 our identity as a species— no matter how it may look.

This is exactly why you are seeking the kind of education that gives you a diverse look into the modern family. The kind of education you’ll receive in the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy Degree Program at Alliant International University.

The calling to support varied relationships is felt throughout the California School of Professional Psychology. Which is exactly why our MFT program pledges to train ethical professionals to foster the well-being of every individual, couple, family, organization, and community through the highest-quality education, training, and field service.

Through promoting understanding and respect from a diverse viewpoint, graduate students leave with foundational, multicultural, ethical, and practical skill sets needed to help move the entire world forward.

The kind of skills that inspire you to focus on differences that make an impact— one family at a time.

Accreditation That Matters

Alliant is proud to offer one of only eight COAMFTE-accredited MFT programs in the state of California – but exactly how does that benefit you? We’re glad you asked.

  • If you want to work for the Department of Veterans Affairs, you must have a COAMFTE-accredited degree.
  • The National Health Services Corps offers up to $50,000 in federal loan payments to COAMFTE-accredited marriage and family therapists who spend two-years working in an underserved area.
  • Holding a COAMFTE-accredited degree facilitates obtaining licensure in different states.
  • COAMFTE-accredited programs are held to the highest standards in education depth and quality.

The First-Person Point of View

The Marriage and Family Therapy MA Program at Alliant International University prepare students for a smooth transition into the field. During our two-year master’s program, you will experience first-person point of view through 500 hours of direct client contact, with:

  • Couples or families
  • Individual supervision and observation
  • Group supervision and observation

Pillars of Education

Whether in pursuit of an MFT degree online or on-campus Alliant’s goal is this: To help students prepare for professional careers of service, leadership, and impact. The California School of Professional Psychology has four pillars to help us reach this goal

Practice: Through hands-on training, students will learn what it means to provide the highest quality in marriage and family therapy services.

Diversity: Diverse programs attract a diverse student body. Who will receive a culturally-rich education, enabling them to go out and make a global impact.

Community: Your neighbors are your future client base. Getting to know them and their needs will play a pivotal role in ensuring that you can provide the highest level of care.

Scholarship: Our faculty, staff, students, and alumni serve as scholars and guardians of one of society’s most vital helping professions.

These pillars also continue through the next stage of the program, the PsyD in Marriage and Family Therapy Doctoral Degree. All coursework and practicum hours in the master’s program can be applied toward the in Marriage and Family Therapy PsyD Program.

The Alliant Choice

We don’t take it lightly when a student chooses us for their education. Making Alliant International University your home means choosing more than just a school. It means choosing quality, from faculty to finish.

Learning at Alliant is not just about coursework, though that’s paramount. It’s not just about internships, though they’re vital. The greatness of an institution of higher education can be found in the harmonious balance of both scholarship and hands-on training. It’s also found in those you are learning with, learning from, and how you will transform your education into impact.

In our interconnected world, homogeny has been replaced with heterogeneity. At Alliant, it’s not about “fitting in,” because there is no one way to be. Our student body is uniquely diverse, they come from a world of backgrounds and they’ve all had a unique experience. Your exposure to this wealth of diverse experiences will help shape you into a more culturally- refined individual, while still sharing the one thing that all of our students have in common: A desire to better the world.

Helpful. Supportive. Open. These are just some of the ways our staff has been described by students. From application to graduation, we are here to help you succeed. And our faculty? They’re some of the best in their field, working professionals who are not only intimately familiar with changing trends but are often the ones making change happen.

We know that everyone has a unique story and situation. That is why we tailor our programs to fit the needs of first-time freshmen and transfer students alike. We firmly believe that education should be accessible to all. Alliant will meet you right where you are. Right when you need us.

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, 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.


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