Master of Family Therapy


College of Health Professions


Master of Family Therapy


Center City


On Campus




2 Years

Contact Information

Name: Nicole McKinney, PhD, LMFT
Position: Program Director
Name: Nina A. Mendez-Diaz, PhD, LMFT
Position: Associate Program Director
Name: Florda Priftanji, LMFT
Position: Program Coordinator


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The curriculum varies slightly depending on the program track you choose.

Students must complete a minimum of 300 direct clinical hours (100 must be relational/systemic) and 100 hours of supervision (50 hours of which must be based on observable data) as defined by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). 

Fall Semester (15 credits)

Course Title Credits
Theory and Practice of Family Therapy I 3
Foundations of Systemic Practice 3
Life Span Development from a Systemic Perspective
Professional, Ethical, and Legal Issues in Couple & Family Therapy 3
Practicum I 3

Spring Semester (15 credits)

Course Title Credits
Theory and Practice of Family Therapy II 3
Systemic/Relational Assessment & Mental Health Diagnosis & Treatment         3
Theory and Practice of Couple Therapy 3
Introduction to Sex Therapy: Concepts in Human Sexuality   3
Practicum II 3

Summer Session (6 credits)

Course Title Credits
Live Supervision I 3
Practicum III 3

Fall Semester (15 credits)

Course Title Credits
Implications for Diversity in Practice 3
Research in Couple and Family Therapy 3
Advanced Sex Therapy I * OR
Issues of Violence and Abuse in the Family **
Trauma-Interventions from a Contemporary Context  3
Practicum IV 3

* Sex Therapy Track Course

** Family Therapy Track Course

Spring Semester (15 credits)

Course Title Credits
Addiction in a Multisystemic Context  3
Advanced Sex Therapy II * OR
Medical Family Therapy **
Families in Transition 3
Master’s Project 3
Practicum V 3

Summer Session (3 credits, if needed)

Course Title Credits
Practicum V (continued, if needed) ***

*** As it is impossible to predict how a student's caseload will fill over the course of the Program, students may be required to complete Practicum V through the summer (June through August) of their second year. Until students complete the requisite 300 clinical hours, students will receive an I/IP in Practicum V