WHY GET YOUR MASTER’S DEGREE IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES WITH AN OPTION IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY?
The human development and family studies option in marriage and family therapy will prepare you for a rewarding career helping others, whether you choose to work in mental health, family service, human service or medical settings. You’ll learn about the major therapy models and develop the skills to assess and treat diverse populations with understanding, sensitivity and respect. You’ll receive training that emphasizes treatment of individuals, couples and families in relationship to the larger systems that influence them. You’ll also gain hands-on experience through supervised clinical practice at UNH’s Marriage and Family Therapy Center, in addition to externship opportunities.
WHY CHOOSE UNH’S HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES PROGRAM?
Our marriage and family therapy degree option is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) and meets the academic requirements for clinical membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. At UNH, you’ll experience a collegial and supportive culture, with award-winning mentorship provided by nationally recognized faculty. We offer scholarship opportunities and competitive stipends, as well as access to our Preparing Future Faculty program. You’ll have opportunities to conduct research, publish and present at conferences.
POTENTIAL CAREER AREAS
- Employee assistance programs
- Healthcare facilities
- Humanitarian work
- Legal and correctional facilities
- Private practice
- Social services
- Therapeutic care program evaluation