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Master's

Curriculum

Required courses for all master's degree emphasis Areas:

  • FAM 601: Family Processes
  • FAM 652: Readings in Family Theory and Research
  • FAM 654: The Lifecourse Perspective on Families
  • FAM 668: Allocation of Family Resources 
  • FAM 690: Research Methods in Family Science 
  • FAM 775: Professional Development Seminar (1 credit hour)

All non-CFT Emphasis Areas (see far below for CFT):

In addition to the 6 required courses listed above, the curriculum requires a minimum of 5 elective credit hours; 3 credit hours of a statistics, qualitative methodology, or program evaluation course appropriate for thesis preparation; and 6 credit hours of master's thesis residency.

Suggested course sequence for completion of the master's program in 2 years:

Semester

Course

Credit Hours

1st Fall

FAM 601: Family Processes 
FAM 652: Readings in Family Theory & Research
FAM 654:
The Lifecourse Perspective on Families
FAM 775: Professional Development Seminar

3
3
3
1

1st Spring

FAM 668: Allocation of Family Resources
FAM 690: Research Methods in Family Science
Elective Course

3
3
3

2nd Fall

FAM 768: Master's Thesis Residence Credit
Statistics, qualitative methodology, or program evaluation course Elective Course

3
3
3

2nd Spring

FAM 768: Master's Thesis Residence Credit
Elective Course
Elective Course

3
3
3


Although many students take 2 years to complete the master's program, the curriculum can be completed in 1.5 years of full-time enrollment by studying through the summer.

Suggested course sequence for completion of the master's program in 1.5 years:

Semester

Course

Credit Hours

1st Fall

FAM 601: Family Processes
FAM 652: Readings in Family Theory & Research
FAM 654: T
he Lifecourse Perspective on Families
FAM 775: Professional Development Seminar

3
3
3
1

1st Spring

FAM 668: Allocation of Family Resources
FAM 690: Research Methods in Family Science
Statistics, qualitative methodology, or program evaluation course

3
3
3

Summer

FAM 768: Master's Thesis Residence Credit

3

2nd Fall

FAM 768: Master's Thesis Residence Credit
Elective Course
Elective Course

3
3
3

Couple and Family Therapy Emphasis Area

In addition to the 6 required courses listed above, the CFT curriculum requires 15 credit hours of core CFT courses, 13 credit hours of supervised practicum, 3 credit hours of a statistics, qualitative methodology, or program evaluation course appropriate for thesis preparation; and 6 credit hours of master's thesis residency.

Required course sequence for completion of master's program with CFT emphasis:

Semester

Course

Credit Hours

1st Fall

FAM 601: Family Processes
FAM 686: Theory & Methods in CFT
FAM 687: Treatment Modalities
FAM 775: Professional Development Seminar

3
3
3
1

1st Spring

Even Years: FAM 640: Using the DSM in CFT Assessment
                  FAM 759: Special Topics - Play Therapy
Odd Years: FAM 685: Professional Issues in CFT
                 FAM 740: Couple and Sex Therapy
FAM 690: Research Methods in Family Science
FAM 787: Practicum

3

3

3
3

Summer or 2nd Fall

Take a statistics, qualitative methodology, or program evaluation course, as appropriate for master's thesis preparation.

3

Summer

FAM 787: Practicum

3

2nd Fall

FAM 652: Readings in Family Theory & Research
FAM 654:
The Lifecourse Perspective on Families
FAM 768: Master's Thesis Residence Credit
FAM 787: Practicum

3
3
3
3

2nd Spring

Even Years: FAM 640: Using the DSM in CFT Assessment
                  FAM 759: Special Topics - Play Therapy
Odd Years: FAM 685: Professional Issues in CFT
                 FAM 740: Couple and Sex Therapy
FAM 668: Allocation of Family Resources
FAM 768: Master's Thesis Residence Credit
FAM 787: Practicum

3

3

3
3
1

2nd Summer

If not graduated, finish master's thesis and/or clinical hours

Total:  53

 
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