Medical/Family Therapy (Certificate)


Medical/Family Therapy, Cert

On Campus 18 cr

The Medical Family Therapy certificate program offers intensive training for those holding or currently pursuing a qualifying graduate degree in clinical mental health training, specifically Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work, or Professional Counselor.


Trainees will learn how to work with patients and their families who are experiencing physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual difficulties related to acute and chronic illnesses. The training, which focuses on collaborative, multidisciplinary, and multidimensional approaches to treatment, includes a practicum experience for all participants.

The Medical Family Therapy certificate program is open to anyone who is currently enrolled in or has completed a master's degree program in social work, psychology, counseling, or marriage and family therapy.


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Applying for Admission

Standard requirements for all graduate programs

  • Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • Transcripts (unofficial): Uploaded as part of application form.

    If International: Uploads must include all college- or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certificates, diplomas, and degrees plus certified English translations.

    After admission: Official documents are required from all students who are admitted and enroll. Photocopies of certified records are not acceptable. International students enrolled in other U.S. institutions may have certified copies of all foreign records sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by their current school’s registrar office.

  • If applicant’s native language is not English, verification of English proficiency is required.

    When sending TOEFL scores, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.

  • If applicant is not a US citizen and expects an F or J visa: financial information.
  • Applicants must also fulfill any additional requirements the department specifies at the time of application.

Additional requirements specific to this program

  • Curriculum vitae or Resume
  • Personal Statement: Statement of professional goals.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation

Certificate programs are not considered degree programs, so international students should be aware that admission to this program is ineligible for immigration forms for an F-1 student visa.

Graduate Chair

Rochelle Dalla

Support Staff

Kaelie Kellner

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