Apr 11, 2021  
2009-2011 Graduate Catalog 

Marriage & Family Therapy Certificate

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The Department of Marriage and Family Therapy admits applicants to an Advanced Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy program. Applicants who have earned a Master’s Degree in a related mental health field, but who have not completed the requirements for licensure as delineated by the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors, may complete a course of study designed to meet the state’s requirements. Students are responsible to consult with the Board of Examiners regarding the courses they will need for licensure. Certificate students are recognized by The Graduate College as Department of Marriage and Family Therapy students. Typically, certificate students will complete a course of study very similar to that of a master’s degree graduate student in Marriage and Family Therapy. However, additional coursework may be needed to meet state licensing requirements. Once admitted, certificate students are viewed by the department as full participants in the department.

Admission Requirements for Certificate Programs

The Advanced Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy program requires applicants apply for admission to the Graduate College, as well as to the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy. Applicants must provide official transcripts of all college-level coursework. In addition, applicants are required to submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores on both the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the general test. A minimum score of 450 is required on each and must have been taken within five years prior to submitting admission applications. A minimum grade point average of 2.75 for all undergraduate work and a 3.00 for the last two years of undergraduate work is required.

Applicants must also make arrangements for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the department, along with a departmental application form, and two writings (an autobiographical writing and a response to a ethical/moral question). Potential students should visit the department website for specific application materials (http://mft.unlv.edu/index.html). Applications are accepted once a year, with a January 15 deadline. The application process also involves an extensive on-campus interview for viable candidates, with all candidates participating in interviews together. Classes begin in the Fall semester.

Certificate Requirements

To earn a certificate, students must have a grade point average of 3.00 or better in each course. Students who receive an F or more than two Cs will be separated from the program.

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