Marriage and Family Therapy, M.Sc.

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University rank #748 (BCR) , NV,
The master's degree prepares students for a profession as a marriage and family therapist as well as a mental health counselor by integrating components of MFT theories as well as mental health diagnoses. 


The Marriage and Family Therapy program at UNLV provides high-quality training in the theory and practice of marriage and family therapy. We are committed to training students to become competent professionals through developing greater self-awareness; appreciating and embracing diversity; learning the art and science of clinical practice; and promoting ethical behavior, professionalism, and professional identity. Our faculty members are renowned scholars in the field of family therapy with significant experience researching and working with a wide variety of presenting problems and populations.

Career Possibilities

With a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, plus post-degree training and supervision you can become:

  • Licensed as a marriage and family therapist.
  • Certified as a family therapy supervisor.
  • A marriage and family therapy researcher.
  • An instructor of marriage and family therapy.
  • A clinician in an agency setting.
  • A private practitioner of marriage and family therapy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Sexual Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Counseling Across the Lifespan- Substance Abuse in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Family Dynamics
  • Diagnosis in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Family Systems Theory
  • Principles and Practices of Marriage and Family Therapy 
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Marriage and Family Practicum (three semesters for 9 credits)
  • Internship in Marriage and Family Therapy (two semesters for 6 credits)
  • Couples Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Therapy Research Seminar

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

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    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

The master’s degree program requires that applicants apply for admission to the Graduate College, as well as to the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy as Applicants must provide official transcripts of all  college level  coursework. In addition, applicants are required to submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores on both the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the general test. A minimum score of 450 is required on each and must have been taken within five years prior to submitting admission applications. A minimum grade point average of 2.75 for all undergraduate work and a 3.00 for the last two years of undergraduate work is required.

Tuition Fee

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    23274 USD/year
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    9364 USD/year
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Living costs for Las Vegas

  • 880 - 1430 USD/month
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