Students in this thesis only degree program take course work that balances the need to acquire basic knowledge about the family and developmental processes that take place within it, with the need to obtain extensive relationally/systemically based and multiculturally-informed training and supervision in how one may intervene ethically and effectively in these family processes.
Six students per year are accepted; consequently, admission to this program option is intensely competitive. The MFT Program is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse student cohort. To review the demographic breakdown of our 2017-18 cohort of MFT Faculty, Supervisors and Students click here. Additionally, Student Achievement Data for our graduate program can be reviewed by activating the following: COAMFTE 2017 SAC Data Disclosure for AUBURN UNIVERSITY MFT
Graduates of this program complete at least 500 therapy hours, 250 of which must be relational. They also will receive at least 100 hours of supervision (individual and group). Fifty of the supervision hours must be via direct observation (live or videotaped).
Students leave this two year program ready to work in entry level family therapy jobs. Additionally, our MFT/M.S. graduates are prepared to and often do pursue doctoral training at Auburn or elsewhere.
M.S. Procedural Guide (pdf)
AU MFT Program Handbook (pdf)
AU MFT Center Handbook (pdf)
MS Appointment of MP & Committee Members (pdf)
Click here for AU Marriage and Family Therapy Center
Required Courses for Master’s Degree: MS-MFT
Option in Human Development and Family Studies
|HDFS Core Requirements||7 credits|
|Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Requirements||24 credits|
|Research Methods/Statistics||6 credits|
|MFT Internship||9 credits|
|Minimum Total (Beyond the Bachelor's Degree)||50 credits|