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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.

 

Example Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy Degree 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

Total Hours: 68

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