The Master of Science in Family Therapy (MSFT) degree provides academic and clinical training for persons seeking competence in the professional discipline of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT). This degree meets the educational requirements for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist in most states including Kansas and Missouri.
The MSFT program is dedicated to the core educational outcome of providing a professional foundation for practice as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapy mental health provider. This outcome is pursued through a program philosophy that values an adult learning environment, which is profession-focused, systemically informed, socioculturally attuned, and supportive of a transformative developmental trajectory inclusive of four integrative domains of MFT professional competency. Those domains include interpersonal, theoretical, clinical, and sociocultural competency.
Students complete 60 credit hours that include a set sequence of required academic courses integrated within a continuous 16-month supervised clinical internship. The full program schedule is designed to be completed within a minimum of 24 months.
By program completion, students demonstrate learning through a Capstone Project including a Working Model of Therapy paper and presentation and a display of clinical skills.