Family & Child Studies
120 Wirtz Hall, DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 753-1543
Fax: (815) 753-1321
The Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy is the only program accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) in a state-supported university in Illinois. Northern Illinois University offers an uncommon opportunity to earn a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in marriage and family therapy. The goal of the School of Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences' (FCNS) program is to prepare skilled and dedicated marriage and family therapists.
The two year, 54 semester hour program features:
A major strength of the Specialization is the quantity and quality of clinical experience and close faculty supervision that students receive while in the program. To ensure that each student receives the kind of supervision necessary to cultivate finely tuned clinical skills, enrollment in the program is kept small.