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Marriage and Family Counseling
Students are prepared to counsel both families and couples and trained in systems theory and the systemic perspective of how to view, interpret, and intervene with problems associated with marriage and family life. This degree prepares students for work as a marriage and family counselor. Some additional course work is required for counseling licensure.

Contact Information

Stephen Fortson, Ph.D.

108M Allyn




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Master of Science (M.S.) (With or without thesis)

Students learn theories and techniques for counseling individuals, families and groups, and administration and interpretation of psychometric assessment.  This major has all the courses required to qualify for admission to the Ohio Professional Counselor licensure exam.

Course #
Course Title
Credit Hours
CNL 6010

Counseling Theory and Practice


CNL 6020 Techniques of Counseling


CNL 6030 Statistics, Research and Program Evaluation for Counseling 3
CNL 7230 Assessment and Evaluation in Counseling 3
CNL 6200 Clinical Pathology in Counseling 3
CNL 6220 or CNL 7220 Group Background and Theory or Group Process in Counseling 3
CNL 7240 Career Counseling and Development 3
CNL 7260 Marriage and Family Counseling 3
CNL 7270 Counseling for Life-Span Development 3
CNL 7800 Systemic Techniques in Marriage and Family Counseling 3
CNL 7280 Professional Orientation, Ethical Standards, and Legal Issues in Counseling 3
CNL 7290 Multicultural Counseling 3
CNL 8000 Human Sexuality Counseling 3
CNL 9500 Advanced Personality Theory & Psychopathology 3
CNL 8650

Individual and Group Practicum

CNL 8670


CNL 9510 Clinical Assessment in Counseling Practice 3
CNL 9520 Diagnosis and Clinical Counseling Practice


CNL 9530 Case Formulation, Clinical Intervention and Supervision 3


Total Hours: 60

Notes: Students will be evaluated for endorsement by Department faculty for demonstrating, ethical, academic, and clinical competence in the professional orientation.

Program information last modified Thursday, 03rd October, 2013 @ 09:08am