Counseling Couples and Families

Regis University’s post-graduate certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy is designed for counseling professionals who desire to specialize in counseling couples and families.
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Marriage and Family Therapy Post-Graduate Certificate

Degree Overview

Offered at Regis University’s North Denver (Lowell) and Colorado Springs campuses, the post-graduate certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) coursework is primarily intended for professionals in the community with a master’s degree in counseling and/or those who practice as therapists in Colorado (Registered Psychotherapists with a master’s degree, licensed professional counselors, licensed psychologists or licensed clinical social workers).

Current graduate students in the Master of Arts in Counseling program may also be admitted to the MFT certificate program concurrently during their master’s degree coursework. The MFT certificate will not be awarded to current students until the semester following graduation from the MAC program.

Total Credit Requirements: 18 credit hours

Learn more about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information regarding gainful employment for the current academic year.

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of the Post-Graduate Certificate: Marriage and Family Therapy program at Regis University. The total post-graduate certificate requires 18 semester hours.

Marriage and Family Therapy Certificate Requirements
MFT 610 Theories of Family Therapy (3 semester hours)
MFT 650 Family Origins and Life Cycles (3 semester hours)
MFT 665 Gender Development and Sexuality in Counseling (3 semester hours)
MFT 667 Couple Therapy (3 semester hours)
MFT 690 Practicum: The Practice of Family Therapy (3 semester hours)
MFT 699A Supervised MFT Internship A (3 semester hours)

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above. For further information contact the Office of Admissions at 303.458.4344.

Tuition

Fall 2014-Summer 2015

Program Estimated Total Program Cost Semester Hours Required Cost per Semester Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Marriage & Family Therapy Post-Graduate Certificate $10,800 18 $600 $75

How to Apply

Prerequisites for Counseling Post-Graduate Academic Certificate Programs

  • Completion of a master’s degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy or a closely related clinical field from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.
  • Completion of a clinical internship within the master’s degree—600 hours minimum supervised clinical experience within the prior master’s degree program 

Materials Needed for Application and Admission

  • Application: Completed graduate application form
  • Application fee: $75.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcript reflecting a master’s degree awarded from a U.S. regionally accredited institution. Documentation of completion of a clinical internship may be required by the admissions committee.
  • Completed admission essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Current résumé
  • Criminal background check
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

All Counseling program applicants must submit application materials to the program prior to the admission deadline to be considered for admission.

Admission Deadlines

Class Starts Application Deadline
Summer 2014 - May 5, 2014 March 28, 2014
Fall 2014 - Aug. 25, 2014 June 25, 2014
Spring 2015 - January 5, 2015 November 5, 2014
Summer 2015 - May 4, 2015 March 4, 2015

Info Session

Considering our one of our graduate certificates? Plan to attend this informative session which includes a faculty guided tour of our Center for Counseling and Family Therapy. RSVP by calling 303.964.5521 or email healthcare@regis.edu.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 M.A. Counseling
M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy
Post-Graduate Certificate Options
10:00 a.m. Broomfield Campus
Room 123
Directions
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 M.A. Counseling
M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy
Post-Graduate Certificate Options
5:30 p.m. Broomfield Campus
Room 123
Directions
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 M.A. Counseling
M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy
Post-Graduate Certificate Options
10:00 a.m. Broomfield Campus
Room 123
Directions
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 M.A. Counseling
M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy
Post-Graduate Certificate Options
10:00 a.m. Broomfield Campus
Room 123
Directions
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 M.A. Counseling
M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy
Post-Graduate Certificate Options
10:00 a.m. Broomfield Campus
Room 123
Directions
Tuesday, January 20, 2014 M.A. Counseling
M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy
Post-Graduate Certificate Options
10:00 a.m. Broomfield Campus
Room 123
Directions