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About Our
Marriage & Family Therapy Programs

The California School of Professional Psychology, a pioneer in this discipline, offers three COAMFTE–accredited Marriage and Family Therapy graduate programs to prepare students for careers as professional marriage and family therapists:

  • Master of Arts in Marital & Family Therapy (MA) 
  • Doctor of Psychology in Marital & Family Therapy (PsyD) 
    Post-Baccalaureate Program
  • Doctor of Psychology in Marital & Family Therapy (PsyD) 
    Post-Master's Program

CSPP’s MFT programs are designed to be inclusive of all kinds of families and couples, including those from diverse cultural backgrounds and those in the LGBTQ community. Offered online and on campus.



Earn your MFT degree on a schedule that works for you. We offer day, evening, and executive-format classes at each campus. In fact, our Master’s in MFT is offered completely online (one of only 3 such  programs in the nation to be COAMFTE-accredited)


Of more than 80 license-eligible MFT programs in California, our programs are some of the few to hold elite COAMFTE accreditation for our degree programs. This can help open the door to license portability, loan reimbursement, and employment opportunities through the VA and federal government.


Each of our students have a variety of opportunities to get professional practice through hands-on training and mentorship with the California School of Professional Psychology’s many partnerships.

Chemical Dependency

MFT students can earn a specialization in Chemical Dependency. This CAADE accredited chemical dependency specialization is a unique opportunity for students to prepare to work with individuals, couples, and families facing addiction.

Our Programs

Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy (MA)

The nuclear family has evolved. No longer does the American household fit one shape, size, or style. Yet, the family unit remains the cornerstone of our society, and the COAMFTE-accredited Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Degree Program offered by the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University is designed to prepare you to help individuals and families, regardless of their structure or circumstance.


Doctor of Psychology in
Marriage & Family Therapy (PsyD)

Our PsyD in Marriage and Family Therapy Post-Baccalaureate and Post Master's Degree Programs are designed to enable you to holistically treat your clients. This field of psychology places focus on every aspect that makes up who we are as individuals and as members of our various communities. Through our model of scholarship paired with hands-on practice, you will be armed with the skills you need to make an impact with individuals, families, and the societal constructs which bind us all together.


“I chose Alliant because they are COAMFTE-accredited and degree portability was really important to me. My experience through the masters and doctoral MFT programs has not only prepared me to be a therapist, but also an advocate for my clients, and for the MFT profession as a whole.” 

- Dr. Nicole Sabatini Gutierrez

“I deliberately chose CSPP because it is a professional school, I knew I wanted to be a practitioner, and I went to Alliant for that unique model. The school provided a good balance for making you a good consumer of data and science, yet also preparing you to work as a professional.”

- Mark Blankenship, CSPP Alumnus

“I realized that it was the perfect place to challenge my skills and experience working with different populations - I knew that no matter where I went after - I would have experience working with several diverse populations.”

- Trisha K.

What Our Students Are Saying

Campus Locations

San Diego

San Diego

MA | PsyD

• 10 emphasis areas, including Integrated Health

• 100 practicum sites across San Diego County

• Strong emphasis on support and/or student success

• Diverse faculty expertise in: Sports, Neurological,
and Health Psychology



MA | PsyD

• Emphasis on Marital & Family Therapy programs

• Notable CSPP faculty with small classroom formats

• Scenic campus located in the heart of Orange County boasting 42 miles of year-round beaches and harbors

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

MA | PsyD

• Nearly 100 practicum sites in LA, Orange, and San Bernardino counties

• Nationally Recognized Training in Multicultural Psychology—Recipient of Suinn Minority Achievement Program Award for Commitment for Cultural Diversity

• Abundant opportunities to partner with faculty in research labs



MA | PsyD

• Unique correctional psychology emphasis area with practice placements in state prisons

• Only APA-accredited program in Sacramento

• Intimate campus environment with an average class size of 11

Your Career in Marriage & Family Therapy Begins Today


Alliant is a private university accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). We are an equal opportunity employer and educator. Please note that not all programs are available at every campus, online, or to residents of every state. For our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please go to our website at www.alliant.edu/consumer-information.

All Clinical Psychology Programs are Accredited by APA — the American Psychological Association.
The California School of Professional Psychology’s Clinical Psychology PhD and PsyD programs offered on the Fresno, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, and San Francisco campuses are individually accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA).

*Questions related to a program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979
Email: apaaccred@apa.org

Earn Your Degree in
Marriage & Family Therapy

Make an impact one family at a time with a degree from CSPP’s COAMFTE-Accredited Marriage and Family Therapy Programs.

Earn Your Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy

Make an impact one family at a time with a degree from CSPP’s COAMFTE-Accredited Marriage and Family Therapy Programs.

About Our
Marriage & Family Therapy Programs


Online Program

Online Program

MA | PsyD

• Greater flexibility and convenience than traditional classes

• Classes start year-round so you have the freedom to learn on your schedule

• Hybrid programs available that blend online and campus-based learning

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