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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Marriage and Family Counseling - Graduate Certificate

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Marriage and Family Counseling Certificate Program (15 credits)

The Marriage and Family Counseling Certificate Program is designed for persons with a master’s degree in a helping profession who want to complete the coursework and clinical training to become Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs). The certificate program meets current coursework requirements for the Minnesota Board of Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. Most other states and all Canadian provinces follow similar standards.

Admission: Applicants should have completed, or be actively completing a master’s degree in a helping profession. Applicants must successfully complete a personal interview process with faculty from the Marriage and Family training program. Careful attention will be given to previous work experience, academic background, scholarship, interpersonal skills and commitment to the field of Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy.

Prerequisites: As a part of their existing master’s degree, or as a part of additional graduate work, students need to have completed these Professional Mental Health Counseling courses (or equivalent) that meet the Minnesota and national standards for LMFT coursework: CSP 648, CSP 650, CSP 667, CSP 668, CSP 669, CSP 675, and a Clinical Practicum in MFT.

Required Core Courses (15 hours of following 18 hours): CSP 573, CSP 652, CSP 653, CSP 654, CSP 670, CSP 677.

Gainful Employment Program Information
The program is a Gainful Employment program regulated by the U.S. Department of Education. The U.S. Department of Education requires additional information be provided to you about this certificate program. For more information follow these links: