Fuller’s MSMFT provides Christian individuals with the professional training and clinical skills necessary for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist (in California or Arizona) or as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC—Pasadena campus only), and offers preparation for students who wish to pursue doctoral study. Students may also choose an emphasis in Medical Family Therapy (MedFT) in which they learn to serve families affected by illness and to provide family therapy in medical contexts.
At the Pasadena campus the program is typically completed in two years of full-time study with a cohort format. At Fuller Arizona the program is offered in a three-year, part-time structure that accommodates the schedules of those who are employed. As part of the program, students must complete 12 months of a supervised practicum.
Fuller’s MSMFT curriculum meets the academic requirements of Section 4980.36 or 4980.37 and Section 4999.33 of the State of California Business and Professions Code. Our Department of Marriage and Family is recognized by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences ( BBS) as meeting the standards and educational requirements for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist in California. The Fuller Arizona curriculum meets the requirements of Title 4, Chapter 6, Section R4-6-601 of the Arizona Administrative Code. The curricula is also consistent with the requirements in A.R.S. Title 32, Ch. 33 for licensure in Arizona.