M.S. in Counseling Psychology (MFT)

Courses & Prerequisites

The Counseling Psychology (MFT) program requires prior coursework that includes:

  • General Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • One of the following: Physiological Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, Experimental Psychology

Program Curriculum

The 60-credit curriculum requires the successful completion of the following courses. View course descriptions in the official course catalog.

  • PSYC 510 Psychopathology (3)
  • PSYC 512 Systems of Counseling and Psychotherapy (3)
  • PSYC 515 Survey of Psychopharmacology (2)
  • PSYC 517 Lifespan Human Development (3)
  • PSYC 518 Gender and Sexuality (3)
  • PSYC 520 Law and Ethics (2)
  • PSYC 522 Cultural Diversity (2)
  • PSYC 524 Substance Abuse and Dependency (3)
  • PSYC 526 Domestic Violence and Abuse (2)
  • PSYC 530 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interviewing (3)
  • PSYC 534 Group Therapy (2)
  • PSYC 540 Principles and Techniques in Child Therapy (3)
  • PSYC 541 Principles and Techniques in Adolescent Therapy (3)
  • PSYC 542 Principles and Techniques in Marital Therapy (3)
  • PSYC 543 Principles and Techniques in Family Therapy (3)
  • PSYC 550 Survey of Psychological Testing (3)
  • PSYC 561 Research Synthesis and Evaluation (3)
  • PSYC 591 Counseling Practicum I (2)
  • PSYC 592 Counseling Practicum II (2)
  • PSYC 593 Counseling Practicum III (2)
  • PSYC 516 Counseling Skills (2)
Elect one specialization

(2 courses = 6 units)

In addition to the completion of the aforementioned courses, students are required to take a comprehensive exam.

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