Accredited Schools with MFT Degree Programs

For California licensing purposes, accredited schools are those institutions that are accredited by one of the following established organizations:

  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (MSA).
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (NCA).
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Notice to All California residents

If you are enrolled in or considering an online degree program that is based in another state, please be aware that your degree will be evaluated in accordance with California in-state degree requirements. Please contact your school to ensure that the program integrates the California-specific content required of California residents. This coursework must be integrated into the program and cannot be remediated post-degree. Therefore, it is imperative that the California-specific requirements are included in the degree program.


The list below identifies California schools with MFT Programs. However, some schools may have multiple campus locations that offer MFT programs. Please contact the school directly for more information on program availability.

The "Additional Courses Required" information is based on information provided to BBS by the schools. Since schools occasionally change program curriculum and course descriptions, the information below may not reflect these changes. Please contact the school directly for the most current list of additional coursework required.

The "Additional Courses Required" documents provide a list of courses offered by the school that fulfill pre-licensure education and training requirements. The majority of California schools offer these courses as part of their MFT degree program. If your degree program does not include any of the pre-licensure requirements, then refer to the lists below.

If you have an out-of-state degree lacking the required California coursework, refer to the lists below for California schools that offer these courses.

If your degree program meets the education requirements under Business and Professions Code Section 4980.36, then the "Additional Courses Required" documents do not apply to you.