Marriage & Family Therapy

Counselor Education & Family Therapy

Marriage & Family Therapy

Marriage & Family Therapy

Welcome! The Master's Program in Marriage & Family Therapy at Central Connecticut State University, conveniently located off major highways in the center of the state, offers both part- and full-time study opportunities for persons interested in pursuing a career in marriage and family therapy. The program is nationally accredited by AAMFT's Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

The mission of the CCSU MFT Program is to provide quality training in MFT education that promotes entry-level competence at the point of graduation. The program is committed to advancing and disseminating the Metaframeworks paradigm as a valued systemic basis for teaching and practicing marriage and family therapy, promoting culturally-informed and respectful systemic mental health practice, and promoting leadership in the MFT field among our students, faculty, and graduates.

The MFT program's intensive 51-credit hour specialization is designed to provide students with a solid theoretical background as a foundation for intensive clinical training in systemic approaches to human problems. The curriculum is designed to meet the academic requirements for Connecticut Licensure for Marital and Family Therapists and AAMFT Clinical Membership.

Evening and Weekend Cohort Tracks

The program has two full-time options:

  • A flexible evening track that affords students the opportunity to complete the program during the work week;
  • A weekend track that permits students who otherwise could not attend the evening program to complete the program on weekends.

Admission to each track is separate and students take courses only within their designated tracks. Clinical placements and intensive faculty supervision emphasize the development of effective therapeutic skills to meet the challenges of the new climate in health care service delivery. Emphasis is placed on the development of the "person of the therapist." A key theme of the program is respect for diversity of people and lifestyles in families.

The Graduate faculty consists of AAMFT Approved Supervisors and Licensed MFTs who are highly experienced both as teachers and as clinicians in the MFT field. All courses are taught by faculty members who are dedicated to the training of Marriage and Family Therapists.


The Master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy at Central Connecticut State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (C.O.A.M.F.T.E.) of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (A.A.M.F.T.). This status is effective for a period of six (6) years, May 1, 2015 - May 1, 2021.

Please note: Deadlines for the Summer Weekend Cohort Track and Fall Evening Track applications have been changed to May 1.