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Marriage & Family Therapy (M.A.)

Healing Through Relationships

At Seton Hill, your training as a therapist will be supported by a framework of learning and experience in:

  • Social justice
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Self-actualization
  • The significance of relationships in healing and growth

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Why Seton Hill?

As the only mental health graduate program in Western Pennsylvania accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Seton Hill’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program also features:

  • A current graduate pass rate of 100% on the national Marriage & Family Therapy licensing exam
  • A job placement rate after graduation of 90%
  • Multiple external practicum sites 
  • Relationships with mental health agencies in the community
  • Contact and social networking with alumni and mental health professionals in the area
  • Participation in local conferences and workshops
  • Activities and trips devoted to social justice and its application to mental health 
  • Faculty who are invested in mentoring young professionals before after graduation

Careers In Marriage & Family Therapy

U.S. News & World Report ranked Marriage and Family Therapist in its Top 100 Jobs for 2017, and listed it as #2 in the Best Social Services Jobs category. These rankings are partially based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics prediction that jobs in this field will continue to grow at a much faster rate than that of other industries. (Median pay in 2016 for marriage and family therapists was $49,170.)

Seton Hill’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program provides students with the education necessary to seek licensure as a marriage and family therapist in all 50 states and a clinical membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

The Center for Family Therapy

Seton Hill’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program offers unique on-site clinical training at the Seton Hill Center for Family Therapy.  As a graduate therapist-in-training, you will provide therapy to individuals, couples and families under the supervision of licensed faculty. You will also participate in an externship with a community mental health agency. 

Faculty

Marriage and Family Therapy Progam faculty members are licensed marriage and family therapists, approved supervisors or approved supervisor candidates, AAMFT clinical fellows, and practicing clinicians throughout Westmoreland and Allegheny counties.  Research areas vary from working with children and adolescents to issues of social justice.  

Find out more:

"To this day, I tell people that attending Seton Hill’s MFT program was the best decision I ever made."

- Kara Fairchild (MFT '14), Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice

To learn more about this program, please attend our November 29th information session!

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Sample Courses

Marriage and Family Therapy Courses

Marriage and Family Therapy Stories

Our Faculty

To contact the Office of Graduate Admissions, fill out the online Request for Information form. Ready to apply? Apply online now for free! You may also call Graduate Admissions at (724) 838-4208 or email us at gadmit@setonhill.edu.