Format: Cohort model; two courses at a time each meeting once a week for 10 weeks or 1 class for 5 weeks which meets two nights a week
Length: 33 months of coursework which includes a 12-month clinical internship
Credits: 60 credits
Cost Per Credit: $490
Total Estimated Program Cost: $29,830 (Full Time) $29,750 (Part Time)
Locations: Old Colony Campus (Quincy)
The Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy is designed for students who have already earned a Bachelor’s degree, are seeking to become licensed counselors, and hope to develop their primary professional identity as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)* or a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)*. The MFT program is available at ENC’s Old Colony Campus (Quincy, MA). Classes generally meet once a week over a period of 10 weeks and students usually take two courses at a time. A year-round commitment to the pursuit of the degree is requested, and students are expected to maintain progress with their cohort. The 3-year program culminates with a 12-month clinical experience that requires 700 total hours (300 of which are client contact hours).
***Professional Licensure In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: The Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health Professionals controls the licensing of marriage and family therapist and licensed mental health counselors. The regulations for licensing (262 CMR 1:00-8:00 document) have been consulted in the development of the program curriculum. This, however, does not constitute approval of the program by the Board of Registration or as a guarantee of future licensing. Students are advised to obtain a copy of the regulations for their personal review and study.
1. Utilize the theories and methods of marriage and family therapy and mental health counseling to build a foundation for competent practice in the field of counseling
2. Develop counseling techniques and skills through the experience of the practicum and internship
3. Understand and to face the personal, ethical and legal responsibilities for counseling
4. Apply material addressed to enhance self-awareness and personal growth
5. Integrate the study of professional counseling with an appreciation for the spiritual dimensions of the human experience