Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy Fall 2020 Cohort

Congratulations on taking the next step towards your future career goals.

Earn a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy

By 2028, it’s projected that California will experience a critical shortage in behavioral health professionals, which means the demand for Marriage and Family Therapists will grow rapidly in the coming years. You really can make a difference in people’s lives and advance your career with a Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy.

Why Choose Alliant International University?

The California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University is a pioneer in the field, with a 50-year legacy of educating behavioral health professionals. We provide hands-on experience, knowledgeable faculty members, and clinical practice that prepare you to succeed in the field of family psychology. Our Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), the only accrediting agency for MFT graduate degree and clinical training programs in the United States and Canada. Cultural competency is at the core of the MFT program, with a focus on the understanding of and respect for the diversity of human relationships. We emphasize sensitivity and acceptance of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, instilling a respect for human diversity and a mature personal and professional identity. Throughout the program you’ll learn ways to stay current with professional knowledge and practice in order to make a positive difference for clients and society. The MFT program goals are aligned with the four pillars of the our culture:

  • Practice: You’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge needed to competently deliver Couple and Family Therapy professional services.
  • Diversity: You’ll study with a diverse student population to prepare you to meet the needs of diverse communities.
  • Community: You’ll engage in various communities through the application of the knowledge and skills of Couple and Family Therapy.
  • Scholarship: You’ll add to the growing scholarship for couple and family therapy professionals.

Ready to apply? APPLY NOW and use voucher code KAISER2020 to waive your $65 application fee.

Use voucher code KAISER2020 to waive your application fee.

CSPP’s MFT programs have a long and storied history of faculty that have passed through its doors to relay their knowledge to a new generation of family therapists. For the last 50 years, this master’s level program has worked to produce some of the best marriage and family therapists and some of the most-respected thought leaders the field has seen since the program’s inception.

Meet your Admissions Counselor

Your dedicated Admission Counselor will answer any of your questions and assist you through every step of the admissions process.

Online | Tiffany Habib | 858-635-4698 x4006

On-ground | Gina De Anda | 858-635-4698 x4052

MFT Program locations: → OnlineIrvineLos AngelesSacramentoSan Diego

Degree Highlights


→ COAMFTE-Accreditation

Alliant is one of only nine on-campus COAMFTE-accredited MA MFT programs in the state of California.

→ Online Master's Program

Our Master’s in MFT is offered completely online and is one of only five online programs in the nation to be COAMFTE-accredited.

→ Hands-on Training

Get hands-on training through 500 hours of direct client contact—leaving you prepared for practice from the moment graduate.

→ Service and Investment

Get up to $50,000 of loan reimbursement from the National Health Services Corps in exchange for two years of work in an underserved area.

→ Cultural Competency

Our MFT program has cultural competency at its core, and consistently graduates culturally and linguistically qualified mental-health professionals.

→ Compelling Coursework

Through your program, you will explore courses like: Parent-Child Therapy, Psychopharmacology, and many more. (Course offerings and sequence are subject to change.)

I chose Alliant because they are COAMFTE-accredited and degree portability was really important to me. My experience through the masters and doctoral MFT programs has not only prepared me to be a therapist, but also to be an advocate for my clients, and for the MFT profession as a whole.

Nicole Sabatini Gutierrez MFT MA and PsyD Alumna

Please note that not all programs are available at every campus, online, or to residents of every state. Alliant International University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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