Nov 13, 2018  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Marriage and Family Therapy, MS

Program Coordinator: Damon Rappleyea (324 Rivers Building; 252-737-2416;

The marriage and family therapy (MFT) program at East Carolina University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Enrollment in the marriage and family therapy program is limited and admission is competitive. Acceptance into the program is contingent on prior admission to the Graduate School, application to the marriage and family therapy program, a personal interview with the clinical faculty, and a favorable recommendation from the MFT faculty. Decisions regarding acceptance into the program are based on the following criteria: undergraduate and graduate GPA, standardized test scores (MAT or GRE), work or practicum experiences, a statement of professional objectives, and performance during the personal interview. Upon acceptance into the program, students typically begin course work in the fall semester.

The marriage and family therapy program requires a minimum of 51 s.h. as follows:

1. Theoretical foundations in marriage and family therapy - 6 s.h.

4. Professional identity and ethics - 3 s.h.

6. Electives - 6 s.h.

  • 6 s.h. of thesis or advisor-approved electives


The Department of Human Development and Family Science administers a marriage and family therapy clinic, which serves as a clinical training and research site for the program.

Additional information about graduate programs and application information can be obtained from the Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Human Development and Family Science, College of Health and Human Performance, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353.