Marriage and Family Therapy

Career & Professional Opportunities

Upon completion of the M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy, graduates are qualified to seek paid positions in the mental health field as marriage and family therapists. Marriage and family therapists may be employed in a wide variety of settings, including:

  • Addictions treatment programs
  • Adolescent treatment outpatient and inpatient programs
  • Child guidance agencies
  • Community service agencies
  • Counseling or mental health centers
  • Court affiliated programs or alternative to incarceration programs
  • Domestic violence programs
  • Eating disorder programs
  • Family service agencies
  • Group psychotherapy practices
  • Medical hospitals or other medical settings
  • Pastoral counseling centers
  • Provide practice
  • Psychiatric units and psychiatric hospitals
  • Religiously affiliated social service agencies and programs
  • School systems
  • Youth service programs

Learn more about how the University's Career Planning Center can support your post-graduate goals, and how Fairfield's tight-knit alumni network can build career and mentoring opportunities that last a lifetime.