Studying Marriage & Family Therapy at Regis

Regis University’s Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy degree prepares students to provide guidance and counseling based on in-depth research and the theory that mental health and family problems are best treated in a family context.
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M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy

Degree Overview

Our highly interactive, on-campus M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy degree prepares busy professionals for careers as marriage and family therapists who treat mental and emotional disorders, while promoting optimum relational health through a systemic, holistic approach. In Marriage and Family Therapy, the unit of intervention and treatment is not the individual person, even if only a single person is interviewed. Instead, the focus is systemic and relational, bringing together all involved individuals into the healing process. The Regis Counseling and Family Therapy faculty are committed to fostering an open culture of social, relational and cross–cultural contexts of learning that are essential for effective therapist training.

Regis University’s Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) program is a 60-credit-hour degree that meets the academic requirements for Colorado Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) set forth by the Colorado Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists Examiners Board. The MAMFT degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The program curriculum provides you with hands-on training through 6-credit-hours of Practicum in the department's state–of–the–art counseling laboratory. You'll also gain essential clinical experience through two semesters of supervised internships at local mental health counseling agencies.

The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy program (MAMFT) is offered at Regis University's North Denver (Lowell), Broomfield and Colorado Springs campuses. Most students complete the program in three years, taking an average of two to three courses a semester.

As a graduate marriage and family therapy student at Regis, you will be a part of a challenging, supportive, learning community that promotes a sense of responsibility and willingness to advocate for human justice and social change in the world. You will become skilled at creating therapeutic relationships that foster hope and courage for clients who are striving to live more productive and just lives.

Total Degree Requirements: 60 credit hours
Core course requirements: 54 credit hours
Elective course requirements: 6 credit hours

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy program at Regis University. The total degree requires 60 semester hours.

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy Core Requirements
MFT 605 Human Growth and Development (3 semester hours)
MFT 610 Theories of Family Therapy (3 semester hours)
MFT 615 Cultural Issues and Social Justice (3 semester hours)
MFT 620 Assessment and Diagnosis (3 semester hours)
MFT 621 Integrated Healthcare (3 semester hours)
MFT 625 Professional Orientation and Ethical Issues (3 semester hours)
MFT 635 Counseling Techniques I (3 semester hours)
MFT 638 Techniques in Family and Couple Therapy (3 semester hours)
MFT 640 Research Methods and Program Evaluation (3 semester hours)
MFT 650 Family Origins and Lifecycles (3 semester hours)
MFT 660 Substance Abuse Treatment (3 semester hours)
MFT 665 Gender Development and Sexuality (3 semester hours)
MFT 667 Couple Therapy (3 semester hours)
MFT 668 Play in Family Therapy (3 semester hours)
MFT 690 Practicum: Practice of Family Therapy (3 semester hours)
MFT 692 Practicum: Clinical Supervision (3 semester hours)
MFT 699A MFT Internship A (3 semester hours)
MFT 699B MFT Internship B (3 semester hours)

Complete one course from the following options:

MFT 630 Groups: Process and Counseling (3 semester hours)
MFT 669 Advanced Couple Therapy Techniques (3 semester hours)
MCPY 663 Counseling Military Families (3 semester hours)
MCPY 677 Counseling Pre-Adolescents and Adolescents (3 semester hours)

Complete one elective from MFT or MCPY courses:

Elective Choose any one MFT or MCPY class (3 semester hours)

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above. For further information contact the Office of Admissions at 303.458.4344.

Accreditation

Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Commission URL: http://www.ncahlc.org/
Commission Phone: 312.263.0456

The Master of Arts (MA) in Marriage and Family Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, (703) 838-9808, coa@aamft.org.

Student Achievement Criterion (SAC) data is available for Graduation Rates, National Exam pass rates and Licensure Rates at the following link (Student Achievement Criteria Data).


MAMFT 2013 Student Achievement Data
Advertised Program Length 3 years
Maximum Time to Complete Program 6 years

Year Full Time Students
Entered Program
Graduation Rate National Exam Pass Rate Licensure Rate
2007 - 2008 25.00% 0.00% 0.00%
2008 - 2009 60.00% 100.00% 0.00%
2009 - 2010 37.21% 100.00% 0.00%
2010 - 2011 8.33% 0.00% 0.00%
2011 - 2012 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
2012 - 2013 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Year Part Time Students
Entered Program
Graduation Rate National Exam Pass Rate Licensure Rate
2007 - 2008 100.00% 0.00% 0.00%
2008 - 2009 11.11% 0.00% 0.00%
2009 - 2010 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
2010 - 2011 25.00% 0.00% 0.00%
2011 - 2012 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
2012 - 2013 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Fall 2014-Summer 2015

Tuition (per semester hour) $600
Other Fees
Application Fee $75
Background Check (external agency fee) $60
Task Stream (external agency fee) $90
Graduation Application Fee $50

How to Apply

Take the next step in your Regis experience and connect with a Regis enrollment counselor for information and assistance.

Application Details

Eligibility

Applicants seeking a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy degree must possess a baccalaureate degree in any field of study from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

An academic background in psychology or family studies is preferred but not required for applicants seeking program admission. Applicants must demonstrate an ability to achieve graduate-level writing and skills in critical analysis before admission to the program.

Viable candidates for admission often have a background in psychology or family studies demonstrated by several or all of the following:

  • An undergraduate degree in psychology or family studies
  • Work experience related to psychology or helping relationships
  • Participation in personal psychotherapy
  • Personal life experiences that would indicate an ability for introspection, empathy for others and psychological maturity

Eligibility for the Masters in Counseling or Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy programs is pending the successful completion of a criminal background check to be submitted immediately after being offered admission.

Admission Deadlines, Applicant Interview Dates and New Student Orientation Dates

Class Starts Application Deadline Required Interview Required Orientation
Summer 2014 - May 5, 2014 Mar. 28, 2014 April 3, 2014 North Denver (Lowell) Campus April 10, 2014 North Denver (Lowell) Campus
Fall 2014 - August 25, 2014 June 25, 2014 July 23, 2014 North Denver (Lowell) Campus August 13, 2014 North Denver (Lowell) Campus
Spring 2015 - January 5, 2015 November 5, 2014 November, 19 2014 North Denver (Lowell) Campus December 10, 2014 North Denver (Lowell) Campus
Summer 2015 - May 4, 2015 March 4, 2015 April 1, 2015 North Denver (Lowell) Campus April 22, 2015 North Denver (Lowell) Campus

Info Sessions

Considering our Master of Arts in Counseling or Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, or one of our graduate certificates? Plan to attend this informative session which includes a faculty guided tour of our Center for Counseling and Family Therapy. RSVP by calling 303.964.5521 or email healthcare@regis.edu.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 M.A. Counseling
M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy
Post-Graduate Certificate Options
10:00 a.m. Broomfield Campus
Room 123
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 M.A. Counseling
M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy
Post-Graduate Certificate Options
10:00 a.m. Broomfield Campus
Room 123
Directions
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 M.A. Counseling
M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy
Post-Graduate Certificate Options
10:00 a.m. Broomfield Campus
Room 123
Directions
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 M.A. Counseling
M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy
Post-Graduate Certificate Options
10:00 a.m. Broomfield Campus
Room 123
Directions