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 mission of the specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy program at Northern Illinois University is to educate and train the next generation of marriage and family therapists to work with diverse individuals, families, and communities. Students will receive quality academic and clinical training, and opportunities to work collaboratively with faculty in the areas of research, service, and scholarship.
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.
The Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Northern Illinois University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, (708) 838-9808.