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Program Overview

We offer two programs: a Master's degree program (51-54 semester hours) and a non-degree Post-Master's certificate (21 semester hours). Master's degree students and Post-Master's certificate students take courses and clinical training together -- an arrangement that we think benefits both. The MFT program in Northern Virginia is noted for both strong academic and clinical foci. In the onsite Clinic (Center for Family Services) students get close supervision provided by AAMFT approved supervisors and supervisor candidates.

At any given time we have about 30-35 active students in our two programs combined. About half of these are full time students while the other half chooses to fulfill program requirements at a slower pace because of work or family commitments. Class size varies from 10 to 25 which leaves ample room for interaction with fellow students and instructors.

The Commonwealth Campus initiative provides students with the opportunity to take advantage of specialized graduate coursework in a more flexible manner. Students may also take selected courses in our program as Commonwealth Campus students. Commonwealth Campus students can take up to 12 semester hours at Northern Virginia Center without being accepted into a program.