Couple and Family Therapy Program

PNW's masters degree in the Couple and Family Therapy program prepares students to be successful clinicians, researchers and scholars. Check out what we have to offer!

Program Overview

Our Degree

We train you to provide mental health services to clients by embracing a scholar/practitioner model of systemic family therapy training

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I truly love having small class sizes, because it promotes better learning and a higher level of communication between professors and students. Having a small cohort also takes away the competitive nature of academic programs, because we are all collaborating with one another and trying to facilitate the process since we all understand how rigorous the course workload can be.

Diana Arreci
CHESS-Couple and Family Therapy

I picked the CFT Master's Program because I feel cared for—the faculty is very supportive. The environment really feels like a family. The class discussions are very useful for my development as a clinician.

Gardenia Alvarez,
Couple and Family Therapy

If you are interested in pursuing a Ph.D., then Purdue University Northwest's Couple and Family Therapy Program is the place to go. The required thesis and other research opportunities to get involved in will make you stand out to Ph.D. programs.

Lara Hoss,
Couple and Family Therapy

A major draw to this program for me was the small cohort sizes. I feel as though I am able to receive so much more support and have formed closer bonds with both faculty and students than I would have with a large cohort.

Lauren LaBlance
Couple and Family Therapy

I have all the faith that I was given a superior education at Purdue Northwest’s CFT Program. I didn’t know it at the time, but a small cohort size is a huge asset in a graduate program. I felt challenged and supported by supervisors who knew me well and had the time to mold me into the therapist, researcher and person I am today.

Mary Kate Shannon
Couple and Family Therapy

This program offers more than just a highly sought after, nationally renowned education with top-of-the-line facilities and faculty. This program offers you a family. The small cohort size creates a setting in which you will develop a close bond with your classmates and professors.

Tyler Goldberry,
Couple and Family Therapy



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Upcoming Couple and Family Therapy Events

Dec 09

Fall 2023 Commencement

Fall 2023 Commencement ceremonies will be held indoors at the Hammond campus on Saturday, December 9, 2023.

Dec 09

Fall 2023 Classes End

Fall Classes end Saturday, Dec. 10. Next week are final exams!

Dec 22

Winter Recess – University Closed

Purdue University Northwest will be closed from Friday, December 22 to Monday, January 1 for winter recess. Campus offices will reopen Tuesday, January 2,

Dec 31

FAFSA Opens for 2024-2025 School Year

The 2024-25 FAFSA will be available beginning December 31, 2023. Create an FSA ID now to ensure you and contributors, such as a parent or spouse are ready to complete the FAFSA.