Counseling Couples and Families
Offered at Regis University’s Thornton campus, 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
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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
||Theories of Family Therapy (3 semester hours)
||Family Origins and Life Cycles (3 semester hours)
||Gender Development and Sexuality in Counseling (3 semester hours)
||Couple Therapy (3 semester hours)
||Practicum: The Practice of Family Therapy (3 semester hours)
||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.
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
- 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.
- Submit mailed transcripts to:
Office of Admissions
3333 Regis Boulevard
Mail Code: P-28
Denver, CO 80221-1099
- Required admission essays (instructions to upload the document are included within the online application)
- Two letters of recommendation
- Current resume
- 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.
Applicants who are offered admission to the Division of Counseling and Family Therapy must submit their response to the Office of Admissions no later than 10 business days after notification. A non-refundable deposit of $350.00 is required at the time of acceptance to guarantee a position in the program. The deposit will be applied directly to tuition.
Materials in support of an application for admission become the property of Regis University and will not be provided or returned to an applicant.