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Our program is structured in a part-time, cohort format with students taking six hours each semester until they begin their dissertation.

Here's an example of a route you could take to complete your degree. Talk to one of the counselors today to learn more.

Program credit hours: 68

Marriage and Family Therapy Example Ph.D. Plan

First Year

Fall Semester 

  • Advanced Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Theory Building in Family Sciences

Spring Semester 

  • Theories of the Family
  • Substance Abuse in the Family

Summer Semester

  • Current Research and Issues in Professional Development for Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Neuroscience/Psychopharmacology for Family Therapists

Second Year

Fall Semester

  • Sexuality and Family Therapy
  • American Family Crises

Spring Semester

  • Independent Study
  • Principles of Educational Research

Summer Semester

  • Supervision in Family Therapy
  • Quantitative Design, Statistics & Analysis

Third Year

Fall Semester

  • Qualitative Design & Analysis
  • Marriage & Family Practicum I

Spring Semester

  • Statistical Methods of Inquiry
  • Marriage & Family Practicum II

Summer Semester

  • Comprehensive Exam Preparation
  • Marriage & Family Practicum III

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

  • Marriage & Family Practicum IV
  • Dissertation Design & Proposal

Spring Semester

  • Dissertation Data Collection & Analysis

Summer Semester

  • Dissertation Defense
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