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Marriage and Family Therapy

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Practice Based Learning for Excellence Based Practice

Medical Family Therapy

Oregon Tech's MFT students develop the knowledge and skills required to collaborate as medical family therapists on interdisciplinary health care teams; provide medical mental health consultations in collaborative care settings; provide individual, couple, family, and group therapy in healthcare settings; and collaborate with colleagues in building healthy communities.

Rural Mental Healthcare

Mental health care needs in rural areas, like southern Oregon, provide unique challenges that require unique approaches. Oregon Tech prepares MFT students to excel as rural mental health care professionals.


Faculty Mentoring for Career Success

With extensive clinical and academic experience, Oregon Tech's skilled and enthusiastic faculty support and mentor students beyond graduation, through completion of post grad clinical hours and licensing exams.

Marriage and Family Therapists ranked
#4 best social services job
from USNews.com.

Federal Loan Repayment Program: National Health Service Corps

MFTs interested in working in under served areas like southern Oregon are eligible for up to $50,000 for loan repayment from the National Health Services Corps Loan Repayment Program.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT

The Oregon Tech MS MFT program has a comprehensive curriculum designed to meet and exceeds the education requirements of the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists and the accreditation requirements of the Commission on Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy programs.

The MS MFT is the first in four ordered steps toward becoming licensed:

  1. Complete Oregon Tech's MS in MFT.
  2. Complete a minimum of two years of full time, post grad, supervised clinical experience as approved by the state board.
  3. Pass the national examination for the marriage and family therapist license.
  4. Pass the Oregon state law and rules exam.

Degree Offered:

Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy

Settings Where MFTs Provide Services Include:

  • Child and Family Service Agencies
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Medical Centers and Hospitals
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment Programs
  • Veterans Services Facilities
  • Churches and Religious Settings

Admission Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences, with a minimum 3.00 GPA for the last 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) of coursework.

GRE scores are highly recommended. If GRE scores are unavailable, at least one of three required letters of recommendation must speak directly to the applicant’s academic and interpersonal skills.

Your personal essay is an opportunity for you to tell us about yourself, your interest in becoming a marriage and family therapist and why Oregon Tech's MS MFT program is a good fit for you. It's also an opportunity for you to demonstrate your writing skills.

In a personal essay of no more than 1500 words, using APA format, please address the following:

  • Who are you? How have your life experiences shaped you?
  • Why do you want to become a marriage and family therapist? Why now?
  • Why is Oregon Tech's MFT program of interest to you?
  • What are your academic strengths and challenges? Discuss your skills as an active critical learner, your ability to write, and your ability to participate in experiential learning.
  • How do you want to contribute to the field upon completing your degree?

To be completed by persons who are professionally qualified to recommend you for the field of professional mental health care / marriage and family therapy. Letters of recommendation from friends or relatives are not acceptable.

Recommendation Letters and Forms

Acceptance into the MS MFT program is conditional upon passing a formal criminal background check.

Questions? Contact:

Kathleen M. Adams

Kathleen M. Adams, Ph.D., LMFT



Required Coursework for the MS MFT program is available in the Oregon Tech Catalog.