Degree Requirements

Below is a list of degree requirements for the Master of Arts in Couples & Family Therapy degree.

  • Click here to view the Seattle University catalog and course descriptions.

 I. Clinical Theory & Practice

  • Professional Care Skills
  • Couples & Family Therapy: Identity and Ethics
  • Couples & Family Therapy in a Multicultural Context
  • Psychospiritual Development
  • Family Therapy Theory
  • Advanced Couples & Family Therapy Skills
  • Counseling Theory & Techniques
  • Integrating Systemic & Spiritual Approaches to Couples Therapy
  • Spiritually-Infused Systemic Child & Adolescent Treatment
  • Systems of Trauma Treatment
  • Human Sexuality
  • Group Theory & Techniques
  • Systematic Treatment of Addiction & Abuse
  • Psychopathology
  • Assessment & Diagnosis
  • Professional Ethics and Law
  • Research Methods
  • Research Seminar
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Career & Professional Development

II. Clinical Sequence*

Students complete 500 hours of clinical service through an 18-month internship. These internships are supervised by AAMFT and state approved supervisors.

  • Clinical I
  • Clinical II
  • Clinical III
  • Clinical IV
  • Clinical V
  • Clinical VI

III. Faith and Spiritual Integration**

  • Healing Narratives: Personal and Sacred
  • Spiritual Discernment
  • Theology of the Human Person or Images of the Sacred


*Students who do not complete the clinical requirements for graduation by the end of the clinical sequence (Clinical VI) may be required to take additional clinical courses until requirements are met.

** If you have an advanced degree in theology, please talk with your advisor or the admissions coordinator about waiving the spiritual integration courses.


Please reach out to Jean Adler Stean, Assistant Director of Admissions & Student Services at or 206-296-5333.

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