Working closely with a small group of peers, students learn through each other and build lasting connections. Each year twelve students are admitted to the program, functioning as a cohort these students start together and proceed through courses together.  The program is full time for two years.

The program's on-campus clinic gives students the opportunity to work with a variety of families. Students work under direct supervision of faculty who are trained and credentialed as “Approved Supervisors” by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. 

Students participate in a minimum of 500 client hours while receiving a minimum of 100 hours of supervision.

About half of these hours are completed on campus at the Clinical Services Center (CSC). The therapy rooms provided are equipped with one-way mirrors and audio-visual equipment which allow student therapists critical feedback. Remaining practicum hours are accumulated concurrently at a supervised off-campus site. Together the two sites provide a well rounded clinical experience.