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Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy Master of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy

Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Science

Courses

Total program credits needed for graduation: 92

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One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week break between each quarter.

Core Courses

23 Required Courses, 92 quarter credits

COUN5004 Survey of Research in Human Development for Professional Counselors 4 quarter credits
COUN5106 Assessment, Tests, and Measures 4 quarter credits
COUN5107* Principles of Psychopathology: Diagnosis and Treatment 4 quarter credits
COUN5108* Foundations of Addiction and Addictive Behavior 4 quarter credits
COUN5220 Introduction to Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy 4 quarter credits
COUN5222* Professional Ethics in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy 4 quarter credits
COUN5239* Theories of Psychotherapy 4 quarter credits
COUN5336 Counseling and Advocacy with Diverse Populations 4 quarter credits
COUN5876 Methods of Family Research 4 quarter credits

All academic courses listed below include specific residency or clinical experiences. Learners must complete prerequisites and residency and clinical experience requirements to be eligible to complete each course in the sequence.

COUN-R5821* Advanced Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy Theory and Practice: Residency Track 1 4 quarter credits
COUN-R5823 *Advanced Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy Theory and Practice: Residency Track 2 4 quarter credits
COUN6202* Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy Clinical Practicum 4 quarter credits
COUN6231* Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy Clinical Internship 1 4 quarter credits
COUN6232* Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy Clinical Internship 2 4 quarter credits
COUN6233* Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy Clinical Internship 3 4 quarter credits

Specialization Courses:

COUN5232* Systemic Approaches to Gender and Sexuality 4 quarter credits
COUN5270* Family Therapy Theory and Methods 4 quarter credits
COUN5271 Marriage and Family Systems 4 quarter credits
COUN5273* Couple and Marital Therapy 4 quarter credits
COUN5275* Utilizing Systemic Approaches: Infancy Through Adolescence 4 quarter credits
COUN5820* Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy Theory and Practice 4 quarter credits
COUN5822* Group Counseling and Clinical Applications in Marriage and Family Therapy 4 quarter credits
COUN6925* Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy Integrative Project 4 quarter credits

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, other professional credential, or salary advancement. State licensing regulations and professional standards vary; learners are responsible for understanding and complying with the requirements of the state in which they intend to work. For more information, see the Licensure section for this program on Capella’s website (www.capella.edu).

Residency Requirement

To support your academic and professional success, residencies provide learning and community-building experiences in a stimulating scholarly environment. For this specialization, you are required to complete two residencies (COUN-R5821 and COUN-R5823).

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Practicum / Internship Requirement

Toward the end of your academic program, you'll complete a clinical experience, often referred to as practicum or internship, in which you will have the opportunity to put into practice what you've learned in your coursework and residency experiences. For this specialization, you are required to complete a minimum of 100 total practicum hours and 600 internship hours.

Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy

Develop your counseling skills in real world environments with the support of your Capella Faculty and fieldwork Site Supervisor.

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What Can I Expect?

Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

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Transfer Credits

There are many ways to reduce tuition costs, including transferring credits which can help save time and money. You can transfer up to 20 credits into this specialization.

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Take an Individual Course

Whether you're completing additional credits for your own education, want to see if online learning is right for you, or are simply interested in a specific topic, you can enroll in many of Capella's online courses without committing to a degree program. We recommend speaking with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure that the credits you earn now may be applicable to a Capella degree program.

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