Jul 25, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Marriage and Family Therapy, MMFT

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Marriage and Family Therapy (60 Hours Required)

The Master of Marriage and Family Therapy offers a 60-hour curriculum designed to meet the academic requirements for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Tennessee. This credential allows students to provide marriage and family therapy services to individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings in the community such as mental health centers, private practices, and churches. Our program’s emphasis on faith integration would be especially helpful for those who wish to practice in faith-related settings (although students are not limited to only these settings).

The MMFT is a 60-hour, 24-month program structured in a cohort model which requires all the course work and practice necessary for students seeking licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Students will complete 500 hours of supervised clinical work in addition to their course work.

Courses in Sequence:


There are two areas of specializations in the MMFT program. 

  • Play Therapy: This concentration is a 9 credit hour concentration where two Play Therapy courses and one Play Therapy Supervised Clinical Practice (SCP) replace two regular MFT courses and integrate Play Therapy into one SCP. The MMFT with a Play Therapy Concentration is 60 credit hours.
  • Conflict Management: This concentration is a 9 credit hour concentration where three Conflict Management courses replace two regular MFT courses. The MMFT with a Conflict Management concentration is 63 credit hours. 

Special Courses

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