MA in Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy & PCC

Graduates will be prepared to clinically assist clients to address individual, dyadic, marital, familial, or group challenges. This program meets the education requirements for licensure in CA.

MFT & PCC Degree Overview

This degree program with a combined emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling explores therapy through a multifaceted lens. Graduates will be prepared to clinically assist clients to address individual, dyadic, marital, familial, or group challenges. This program meets the education requirements for licensure in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Students will learn systemic and individual models of treatment.

As a student, you will:

  • Practice and master the use of interventions found in each theory 
  • Apply assessment techniques to include mental status exam, crisis evaluation, and diagnostic assessments 
  • Learn the legal and ethical standards of the profession and demonstrate professional decision making in practicing
  • Implement theory and techniques to facilitate a group process.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of psychopharmacological agents in therapy
  • Analyze the role of environmental factors and community resources in providing mental health services
  • Demonstrate an understanding of cultural nuances in therapy
  • Apply career development theories and techniques to work/career issues and problems.


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Next Session

Summer I (Apr 30, 2018)

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Available Campuses

Antelope Valley Campus
39115 Trade Center Drive, Suite 203, Palmdale, CA 93551
Fairfield Campus
2450 Martin Road, Fairfield, CA 94534
Hanford Campus
325 Mall Drive, Hanford, CA 93230
Irvine Campus
16355 Laguna Canyon Road, 1st Floor, Irvine, CA 92618
Modesto Campus
5222 Pirrone Court, Salida, CA 95368
Monterey Campus
99 Pacific Street, Suite 375-B, Monterey, CA 93940
Fully Online
Working adults prefer the flexible format that allows them study any time of day.
Ontario Campus
3990 Concours Street, Suite 100, Ontario, CA 91764
Palm Desert Campus
75-105 Merle Dr, Suite 800, Bldg. B, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Riverside Campus
3550 Vine Street, Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92507
Roseville Campus
400 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 200, Roseville, CA 95661
Santa Clarita Campus
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Room UCEN 204c, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
San Diego Campus
7460 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Santa Maria Campus
1300 E. Cypress Street, Building A-1, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Visalia Campus
649 South County Center Drive, Visalia, CA 93277
Victorville Campus
13911 Park Avenue, Suite 100, Victorville, CA 92392
Yuba City Campus
3301 East Onstott Road, Yuba City, CA 95991

Admissions Requirements

Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  • Completed application
  • Autobiographical Essay
  • Three recommendation forms
  • Signed Ethical and Responsibility Statement form
  • View the Psychology Program Introduction Video
  • GPA: Meet 1 of these 4 GPA options for admission
  • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
California residency

This program is only available to CA state residents. Please contact a University Enrollment Coach for details.


Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

Graduate Level Exams

Most of Brandman’s Master Degree programs do not require a graduate level exam; however, there are a few that do. For detailed information about which Brandman programs have graduate exam and minimum test score requirements, please reference the Brandman University Catalog.

Program Curriculum

  • (Offered at California Campuses only)

    Foundation Courses


    PSYU 501 The Counseling Process


    PSYU 508 Life Span Development/Aging and Long Term Care


    PSYU 511 Psychological Assessment


    PSYU 532 Research and Bibliographic Methods


    PSYU 578 Ethical and Professional Issues


    Foundation Courses Subtotal


    Marriage and Family Studies and Therapy


    PSYU 541 Family Therapy Theories and Techniques: A Modern Emphasis


    PSYU 556 Family Systems Theories and Techniques: A Postmodern Emphasis


    PSYU 561 Marital Systems and Studies and Domestic Violence


    Marriage and Family Studies and Therapy Subtotal


    Multicultural Counseling and Techniques


    PSYU 613 Clinical Issues in Human Diversity


    Multicultural Counseling and Techniques Subtotal


    Adult Counseling Core


    PSYU 570 Advanced Psychopathology and Diagnosis


    PSYU 575 Advanced Individual Counseling I


    PSYU 576 Advanced Individual Counseling II


    Adult Counseling Core Subtotal


    Specialized Topics


    PSYU 533 Psychopharmacology


    PSYU 565 Child/Adolescent Psychopathology and Child Abuse Reporting


    PSYU 581 Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Disorders


    PSYU 582 Community and Environmental Mental Health


    PSYU 586 Assessment and Treatment of Substance Abuse


    PSYU 595 Crisis and Trauma Counseling


    PSYU 617 Transition to Work and Career


    PSYU 652 Theory and Practice of Group Counseling


    Specialized Topics Subtotal




    PSYU 688 Practicum I *


    PSYU 689 Practicum II *


    PSYU 690 Practicum III *


    Practicum Subtotal


    *If a student does not complete the required practicum hours and/or the Capstone Case Study during the PSYU 688, 689, 690 course series, s/he will be enrolled in a required PSYU 695 Practicum Continuation course (0 credits) and required to pay a Practicum Continuation fee, per each course and session, until the student receives a P in the PSYU 688, 689, 690 courses or until the student's seven-year program completion timeline has expired. Students will accumulate hours toward their practicum requirements only when enrolled in PSYU 688, 689, 690, or 695.


    Total Credits


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