Welcome to Virginia Tech's Marriage & Family Therapy Program
A deep commitment to students and to creating a collaborative environment are two hallmarks of our program. Faculty and staff are committed to providing students with an excellent education. We work together as a team and manage to create a "family like" atmosphere that we prize.
- Beginning in fall 2013, the MFT program will begin transitioning to required courses being held during daytime hours. In fall 2013, HD 5404 Systems Theory and Family Therapy and HD 5514 Research Methods (required courses for first year MFT students) will be held during the day.
- The deadline for applications to the program starting Fall semester 2014 is January 1st 2014.
We offer two programs: a Master's degree program (51-54 semester hours) and a non-degree Post-Master's certificate (21 semester hours). Master's degree students and Post-Master's certificate students take courses and clinical training together -- an arrangement that we think benefits both. The MFT program in Northern Virginia is noted for both strong academic and clinical foci. In the onsite Clinic (Center for Family Services) students get close supervision provided by AAMFT approved supervisors.
At any given time we have about 40-45 active students in our two programs combined. About half of these are full time students while the other half chooses to fulfill program requirements at a slower pace because of work or family commitments. Class size varies from 10 to 25 which leaves ample room for interaction with fellow students and instructors.
The Commonwealth Campus initiative provides students with the opportunity to take advantage of specialized graduate coursework in a more flexible manner. Students may also take selected courses in our program as Commonwealth Campus students. Commonwealth Campus students can take up to 12 semester hours at Northern Virginia Center without being accepted into a program.