How long does it take to complete the MS in Counseling Psychology MFT program at Mount Saint Mary’s University?+-
The length of time to completion of the degree depends upon the number of units taken each semester. The program requires 60 MFT units and 36 GCP units. MSMU has designed a 2 year track and a 3-year track. However, if you need to work at a slower pace a program especially designed to meet your needs can be planned.
What are the application deadlines for the program?+-
Fall 2018: March 1, 2018
When are classes offered?+-
Three unit courses meet from 6-9 in the evenings one day a week every Fall, Spring and Summer.
Must I have personal psychotherapy while in the program?+-
Personal psychotherapy is required when you are in Psy 269A and B, the fieldwork classes.
What financial aid is available?+-
Our moderately priced program can be funded with Federal Stafford Loans and Graduate Plus Loans.
What is the difference between the MFT program and the license?+-
MSMU's program fulfills the academic requirements for a MS Degree in Counseling Psychology that allows one to sit for the licensing exam. The license is the next step.
What must I do to get licensed?+-
First complete your MS in Counseling Psychology program and send a Program Certification, official transcript, and MFT intern registration application to the Board of Behavioral Sciences to register and get an intern number. Complete 3000 hours of experience with specific requirements and appropriate supervision. Take and pass the licensing exam! This is an extremely brief answer to this important question. Go to the BBS website www.bbs.ca.gov/ for a thorough answer.
What is the licensing exam pass rate for MSMU students?+-
There are two sections of the licensing exam. One is the written examination and the other is the written clinical vignette examination. Statistics for the most recent exam cycle show that 75% of MSMU students passed the written exam and 83% passed the written clinical vignette. Statistics for all accredited and approved universities in CA showed a pass rate of 62% for the written examination and a 61% pass rate for the written clinical vignette.
Can I get a job?+-
According to the US Department of Labor, the projected growth rate for MFTs in California is 19% between the years 2014-2024.
How much money can I expect to make?+-
According to California Labor Market information, the annual average salary for California MFTs is $54,975.
Is there a reciprocation agreement between CA and other states?+-
The Board of Behavioral Sciences does not have reciprocity with any other state licensing board.
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