Capella University is offering an online Master of Science (MS) degree program specialization that would enable learners to position themselves strategically in the field of counseling. Capella’s online MS Marriage and Family Therapy degree program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and its rigorous curriculum includes a combination of online course work, residencies and field experiences. Graduates of the program would be well prepared to meet state licensure requirements.
The full online MS Marriage and Family Therapy program consists of 92 quarter credits worth of academic coursework. These credits are earned by completing the required number of Core Courses, Specialization Courses, and residential colloquia or clinical experience which includes a 100-hour practicum and a 600-hour internship. The program aims to impart knowledge related to family system theories and various therapeutic techniques that may be employed to address relationship issues and assess and treat disorders and problems within the family unit. Most of the courses have prerequisites thus, it is recommended that learners consult with an enrollment counselor prior to starting on the program.
Tuition does not cover the cost of books and other incidental expenses such as laboratory and library fees. Financial aid in the form of federal grants, loans and scholarships are readily available to make the cost of earning a Capella MS degree more affordable.