MS in Counseling Psychology (MFT)

Students in our Counseling Psychology program graduate well-prepared for a successful career as professional therapists. The program focuses on teaching students a relational and systemic model for providing counseling services.

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Quick Facts

Program Units
Average Duration
2-3 years
On-campus with a full-time or part-time course load 
Calendar & Course Availability

Fall and spring semesters (15-week terms) and summer sessions

Start Term
New students begin during the Fall semester.
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Westlake Village
  • Oxnard
Program Costs


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Let us know you're interested and we'll reach out to answer your questions. You'll also receive more information about the program and your financial aid options.


On-Site Counseling Centers

A special feature of the Counseling Psychology program is a 12-month practicum placement in one of our on-site Community Counseling Center program locations.

Both centers are low-cost community counseling facilities, which provide intensive on-site clinical training experience for graduate students.

Learn more about the centers

Why Cal Lutheran?

  • Diversity of students from all over the U.S.
  • WASC accredited university
  • Optional concentration areas
  • Excellent core psychology faculty who value teaching, research, and service
  • Two campus locations with fall entry terms

More reasons to choose our program

Why Pursue an MFT?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor reports, "Employment of marriage and family therapists is expected to grow by 41 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations."

Read more about why obtaining an MFT might be right for you.

Understanding the Benefits of Marriage and Family Therapy

Adrienne Roy-Gasper

I wanted to highlight what an amazing program Cal Lutheran's MFT is because I have had so many compliments, two raises and a promotion for the skills I learned there (and I haven't even been working at my facility for a year yet!).

Adrienne Roy-Gasper
Lead Therapist, Monte Nido