Norfolk, MA, Schools with Marriage and Family Therapy Programs
Students looking for marriage and family therapy programs convenient to Norfolk, Massachusetts, will find that their options are limited to two schools. This article examines those institutions, both 50 minutes or less from downtown Norfolk, and the marriage and family therapy programs they offer. It also includes a table of important information about each school, such as total enrollment and the costs for graduate school.
- Located about 20 miles from downtown Norfolk, the University of Massachusetts - Boston offers a master's degree program in family therapy.
- Cambridge College is 22.5 miles from the heart of Norfolk. It awards a master's degree in marriage and family therapy.
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Comparison of Schools
Individuals who are deciding on a college need to look at many factors. The following table presents pertinent information about both these schools in a way that allows for quick comparison.
|University of Massachusetts - Boston||Cambridge College|
|School Type||4-year, public||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||16,415*||2,261*|
|Campus Setting||Large city||Large city|
|Graduate Tuition & Fees (2015-2016)|| $17,730 in-state*
Source: *NCES College Navigator.
University of Massachusetts - Boston
The University of Massachusetts - Boston offers several graduate counseling programs, including the only family therapy master's degree program in the state to be approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education. Graduates of this program meet educational requirements for licensure as marriage and family therapists in Massachusetts.
Master of Science in Family Therapy
The 60-credit-hour master's degree program in family therapy introduces students to such topics as substance abuse counseling, abnormal psychology, assessment measures and couples therapy. In addition to these core courses, students are required to complete an internship, which includes at least 300 hours of clinical experience. During this time, students create a portfolio that includes a case study analysis. This program is available on campus and online.
Cambridge College offers a variety of counseling master's degree, graduate certificate and post-graduate certificate programs through its School of Psychology and Counseling. Curriculum for its marriage and family therapy degree meets academic requirements for state licensure as a marriage and family therapist.
Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling with a Concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy
This 2-year program includes core courses in counseling theory, human development and group dynamics. Students also complete marriage and family courses focusing on such topics as couples counseling and multicultural assessment measures. Other program requirements include 600 hours of field experience. Students interested in pursuing an additional program option in addiction counseling can take nine credit hours of coursework in psychopharmacology, addiction disorders and substance abuse treatment measures.