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Marriage and Family Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapy students gain expertise in family systems theory and practice, clinical assessment and the prevention and treatment of relational problems.

Key Facts



MSc (Hons) Marriage and Family Therapy


Course Credits: 51


Degree Duration

2 years 4 months :2 years 4 months (Direct Route)


Start Dates

September 2023

Degree Overview

Students meet licensure requirements through Mercy College’s affiliated agencies, mental health facilities, hospitals and private practice settings, and benefit from supervision by highly experienced mental health care professionals.

This program qualifies graduates to sit for the National Marriage and Family Therapy licensing exam, and they are able to move toward completing the 1,500 clinical hours in a professional full-time position required for licensure, 300 of which are completed during the program.


You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Internship and other real-world experiences integrated into curriculum learning

Internationally renowned faculty

Mercy graduates have post-graduate opportunities for scholarships available from the Ackerman and Family Institute of Westchester

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The three-floor campus was opened in 2019, offering high-tech spaces and facilities across 95,000 square feet to make your study at Mercy College an amazing experience. With easy access to transit around Manhattan, and further, it’s quick and easy to get to campus. It’s truly the bustling heart of business, culture and education on the US eastern seaboard.

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