Marital and Family Therapy MA Program
Top Training for a Fast Growing Field
The Master of Arts (MA) in Marital and Family Therapy (MFT), offered at the Irvine, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco campuses of Alliant International University, is designed to meet the growing demand for professional marriage and family therapists.
Improve Lives Immediately
The program commits to producing compassionate practitioners with superior theoretical knowledge and the real-world training to apply it for the improvement of lives, especially in families from multiple cultures and countries. Master’s graduates can begin practicing immediately after licensure or transfer all credits to our Marital and Family Therapy PsyD program.
Students may attend either full-time or part-time to complete the program. The minimum program completion time for full-time students is 2 years. The minimum completion time for part-time students is 3 years. The maximum completion time for all students is 5 years.
Cutting Edge Specialties
Students in the MFT master’s program have the option to specialize in one of four fields of growing national and international interest and significance:
- Chemical Dependency (San Diego)
- Gerontology (San Diego)
- Infant-Preschooler Mental Health (Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and Online)
- Latin American Family Therapy (Irvine, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego)
- LGBT Human Services And Mental Health (Online)
In addition, you can opt to study abroad in Mexico for up to the first three semesters of the program.
With a master’s degree in MFT, you are eligible for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist in California upon completion of post-degree intern hours and passing the licensure exam.
The Couple and Family Therapy MA program at Alliant International University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) at the following locations: Irvine, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco.
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
The Couple and Family Therapy program operates on a semester system, year-round, with 16-week semesters starting in September and January, and a shortened summer semester starting in May. For more information or to apply online, contact the Admissions Office at (855) 977-5231.
Flexible Schedule, Part time Option
We offer day, evening and executive-format classes at each campus, and make every effort to meet the needs of each cohort of students. Part-time attendance is permitted.