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School of Family Studies and Human Services

Program requirements

Students in the post bachelor's doctoral degree option must meet the requirements for both the master's and doctoral degrees in couple and family therapy.  This includes:

  • A minimum of 120 credit hours
  • A minimum of 1,000 client hours
  • Successful completion and oral defense of a thesis (first half of degree) and a dissertation (last half of degree)
  • One of the following two options:
    1. Successful completion of a portfolio with at least two publications, or
    2. Successful completion of a portfolio with fewer than two publications and completion of written preliminary examinations.