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The Kent School of Social Work and Family Science Master of Science in Couple and Family Therapy graduate program is dedicated to developing professionals in CFT (MFT) to work with at-risk individuals & families within their community contexts. Couple and Family Therapy coursework focuses on theoretical foundations, practical application, ethics, integration of research, theory and practice, and supervised clinical practice. Learn more about the MSCFT program curriculum.

The MSCFT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). The MSCFT curriculum meets course requirements for Kentucky licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) and clinical membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). The program was the first and is currently one of only two programs accredited by (COAMFTE) that offers combined training in couple and family therapy and social work. Learn about the CFT Program Graduate Achievement Data

The MSCFT is offered as an on-campus two year program and the dual degree in social work (MSCFT/MSSW) is offered as either a two-year or three-year program. This unique MSCFT/MSSW Masters program offers dual, competency-based training toward both LMFT and Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW) professional licensure and is accredited by both COAMFTE and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE.)  

Contact us for additional information, please join us for a Virtual Prospective Student Session or contact us at or call the CFT Program Coordinator at 502-852-0383. Download MSCFT Program Brochure [PDF]


Due to the dual training and practicum experience in the MSSW-CFT program, our graduates are quite competitive on the job market. 100% of CFT Program Graduates looking for Jobs in the Mental Health Field were employed within 6 months of graduation over the past 10 years. WHERE ARE OUR GRADUATES NOW?

Commitment to Diversity

The CFT Program strives to integrate issues related to cultural diversity and competence throughout all courses.  In addition, the program prioritizes recruitment of a diverse student body with regard to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability status, religion and national origin.  Of the CFT students enrolled, 38% identify as ethnic minorities. In addition, faculty and supervisors represent diverse backgrounds, with 33% of CFT core and non-core faculty and 40% of CFT clinical supervisors identifying as ethnic minorities.

 "Having the opportunity to complete the Kent School of Social Work and Family Science CFT specialization program equipped me with vital skills and confidence that are necessary to be a great clinician and researcher. The learning experience provided me with a unique background that distinguishes me from other mental health professionals." Krista Banks, CFT Alumnus