Required courses for all master's degree emphasis Areas:

FAM 601: Family Processes (3 credit hours)
FAM 652: Readings in Family Theory and Research (3)
FAM 654: The Lifecourse Perspective on Families (3)
FAM 668: Allocation of Family Resources (3)
FAM 690: Research Methods in Family Science (3)
FAM 775: Professional Development Seminar (1)

All non-CFT Emphasis Areas

In addition to the 6 required courses listed above, the curriculum requires a minimum of 5 elective credit hours; 3 credit hours of a statistics, qualitative methodology, or program evaluation course appropriate for thesis preparation; and 6 credit hours of master's thesis residency.

2-Year non-CFT M.S. Plan

Suggested course sequence for completion of the master's program in 2 years:

1st Fall
FAM 601: Family Processes (3 credit hours)
FAM 652: Readings in Family Theory & Research (3)
FAM 654: The Lifecourse Perspective on Families (3)
FAM 775: Professional Development Seminar (1)

1st Spring
FAM 668: Allocation of Family Resources (3)
FAM 690: Research Methods in Family Science (3)
Elective Course (3)

2nd Fall
FAM 768: Master's Thesis Residence Credit (3)
Statistics, qualitative methodology, or program evaluation course (3)
Elective Course (3)

2nd Spring
FAM 768: Master's Thesis Residence Credit (3)
Elective Course (3)
Elective Course (3)

1.5-Year non-CFT M.S. Plan

Although many students take 2 years to complete the master's program, the curriculum can be completed in 1.5 years of full-time enrollment by studying through the summer. Suggested course sequence for completion of the master's program in 1.5 years:
 
1st Fall

FAM 601: Family Processes (3 credit hours)
FAM 652: Readings in Family Theory & Research (3)
FAM 654: The Lifecourse Perspective on Families (3)
FAM 775: Professional Development Seminar (1)

1st Spring
FAM 668: Allocation of Family Resources (3)
FAM 690: Research Methods in Family Science (3)
Statistics, qualitative methodology, or program evaluation course (3)

Summer
FAM 768: Master's Thesis Residence Credit (3)

2nd Fall
FAM 768: Master's Thesis Residence Credit (3)
Elective Course (3)
Elective Course (3)

Couple and Family Therapy Emphasis Area

In addition to the 6 required courses listed above, the CFT curriculum requires 18 credit hours of core CFT courses, 10 credit hours of supervised practicum, 3 credit hours of a statistics, qualitative methodology, or program evaluation course appropriate for thesis preparation; and 6 credit hours of master's thesis residency (53 credit hours total). Required course sequence for completion of master's program with CFT emphasis:

1st Fall
FAM 601: Family Processes (3 credit hours)
FAM 686: Theory & Methods in CFT (3)
FAM 687: Treatment Modalities (3)
FAM 775: Professional Development Seminar (1)

1st Spring
Even Years: FAM 640: Using the DSM in CFT Assessment (3)
                    FAM 759: Special Topics - Play Therapy (3)
Odd Years: FAM 685: Professional Issues in CFT (3)
                   FAM 740: Couple and Sex Therapy (3)
FAM 690: Research Methods in Family Science (3)
FAM 787: Practicum (3)

Summer or 2nd Fall
Take a statistics, qualitative methodology, or program evaluation course, as appropriate for master's thesis preparation.

Summer
FAM 787: Practicum (3)

2nd Fall
FAM 652: Readings in Family Theory & Research (3)
FAM 654: The Lifecourse Perspective on Families (3)
FAM 768: Master's Thesis Residence Credit (3)
FAM 787: Practicum (3)

2nd Spring
Even Years: FAM 640: Using the DSM in CFT Assessment (3)
                    FAM 759: Special Topics - Play Therapy (3)
Odd Years: FAM 685: Professional Issues in CFT (3)
                   FAM 740: Couple and Sex Therapy (3)
FAM 668: Allocation of Family Resources (3)
FAM 768: Master's Thesis Residence Credit (3)
FAM 787: Practicum (1)

2nd Summer
If not graduated, finish master's thesis and/or clinical hours