Couple and Family Therapy (CFT) prepares candidates for leadership roles in:

  • Academic and research settings
  • Administration and supervision
  • Clinical delivery systems

Note: CFT is based in the traditional Marriage and Family Therapy education that is associated with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). CFT is currently seeking accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).


Students admitted to this residential doctoral program must have a master’s degree in couple and family therapy or marriage and family therapy from a COAMFTE accredited program. CFT students have the opportunity to participate in faculty research, teach at the college level, and hone their clinical and supervisory skills.