Human Development and Family Science: Marriage and Family Therapy, MS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Thesis Option

Total Hours: 63 Hours

Required Courses
AREA I. Theoretical Foundations
HDFS 5613Theoretical Models of Marriage and Family Therapy3
HDFS 5623Systems Theory and Applications to the Family3
AREA II. Clinical Practice
HDFS 5603Pre-Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy: Counseling Skills3
HDFS 5633Couples Treatment in Marriage and Family Therapy3
HDFS 5643Child and Adolescent Treatment in Marriage and Family Therapy3
HDFS 5653Systemic Approaches to Psychopathology and Psychopharmacology3
AREA III. Individual Development and Family Relations
HDFS 5213Lifespan Development3
HDFS 5513Issues in Family Science3
HDFS 5543Coping with Family Crises3
HDFS 5583Intimate Relationships and Sexuality across the Lifespan3
AREA IV. Professional Identity and Ethics
HDFS 5663Professionalism and Ethics in Marriage and Family Therapy3
Standard Curriculum Clinical Experience Requirements
HDFS 5690Marriage and Family Therapy Practicum (Students will be continuously enrolled in practicum from their 2nd to their 7th semester. Students will continue to enroll in practicum after their 7th semester if needed until they complete the 500 client contact hours requirement and until they develop expected program competencies.)18
AREA V. Research
HDFS 5173Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation in Human Development and Family Science3
Hours Subtotal54
Thesis
HDFS 5000Master’s Thesis6
HDFS 5133Research Methods in HDFS II3
Hours Subtotal9
Total Hours63

Non-Thesis Option

Total Hours: 63 Hours

Required Courses
AREA I. Theoretical Foundations
HDFS 5613Theoretical Models of Marriage and Family Therapy3
HDFS 5623Systems Theory and Applications to the Family3
AREA II. Clinical Practice
HDFS 5603Pre-Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy: Counseling Skills3
HDFS 5633Couples Treatment in Marriage and Family Therapy3
HDFS 5643Child and Adolescent Treatment in Marriage and Family Therapy3
HDFS 5653Systemic Approaches to Psychopathology and Psychopharmacology3
AREA III. Individual Development and Family Relations
HDFS 5213Lifespan Development3
HDFS 5513Issues in Family Science3
HDFS 5543Coping with Family Crises3
HDFS 5583Intimate Relationships and Sexuality across the Lifespan3
AREA IV. Professional Identity and Ethics
HDFS 5663Professionalism and Ethics in Marriage and Family Therapy3
Standard Curriculum Clinical Experience Requirements
HDFS 5690Marriage and Family Therapy Practicum (Students will be continuously enrolled in practicum from their 2nd to their 7th semester. Students will continue to enroll in practicum after their 7th semester if needed until they complete the 500 client contact hours requirement and until they develop expected program competencies.)18
AREA V. Research
HDFS 5173Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation in Human Development and Family Science3
Hours Subtotal54
Non-Thesis
HDFS 5160Master's Creative Component3
Approved Electives6
Hours Subtotal9
Total Hours63

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Graduate College Masters Degree Requirements

Plan I (coursework with thesis)

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours
    • A minimum of 24 coursework credit hours comprised of:
      • 6 research or creative component credit hours
      • 21 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer hours with "B" or better)
      • 21 credit hours at 5000- or 6000-level

Plan II (coursework without thesis)

  • A minimum of 32 credit hours
    • A maximum of 3 credit hours of research or creative component
    • A minimum of 23 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer credit hours with "B" or better)
    • A minimum of 21 credit hours at the 5000- or 6000-level