Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy (MSMFT)

The Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy (MSMFT) provides Christian individuals with the professional training and clinical skills necessary for licensure or certification as a marital and family therapist. Students are challenged to integrate their therapeutic practice into a faith-filled theological vision of wholeness in human relationships.

The goal of the program is to train competent clinicians who will continue to approach their craft within a broader understanding of the ministry of the church. The curriculum for the Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy (MSMFT) is designed to meet the academic requirements of Section 4980.36 or 4980.37 of the State of California Business and Professions Code. The overarching conceptual approach for the MSMFT is an ecological understanding of family systems that examines the interaction of multiple levels of the social environment, from individuals, to couples and families, and beyond. Within this framework, students learn a variety of conceptual and treatment models. Students are also required to complete approximately 10-15 months of supervised practicum.

The MSMFT requires the successful completion of 106 quarter units. The program is designed for full-time study at the Pasadena main campus and can be completed in two years in a cohort structure, in which students take the same core requirements on the curriculum together throughout the program.

Degree Description

106  Quarter Units:


Degree program that prepares students with clinical skills for licensure as marital and family therapists. Vocational Goals include Private Practice, Community Mental Health, Ministry.


  • Degree program may be used to fulfill educational requirements for LPCC licensure in CA.
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