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Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy

How will a USC Rossier Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) degree benefit your career? Learn more about how our program will prepare you for employment and see how some USC Rossier alumni are using their degrees.

Employment Preparation

The MFT program prepares you for your career in mental health. In addition to being a renowned program from a prominent university, the MFT degree gives you the necessary skills and training to secure a competitive edge in the job market.

Check out these statistics from a survey with our alumni over the past 10 years about how USC Rossier prepared them for employment:


of MFT alums said their USC Rossier education prepared them to be more effective in their career


of MFT alumni said their studies at USC Rossier prepared them well for future employment


Less than 16% of MFT alumni took more than six months to find a job after graduating from USC Rossier

Career Paths

MFT students follow diverse career paths, in such settings as:

  • Public Mental Health Agencies
  • School-Based Mental Health
  • Community Mental Health
  • Residential Treatment Facilities
  • Specialty Practice (e.g., Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Trauma, Eating Disorders)
  • Private Practice

Career Services

USC Rossier’s Career Services website provides robust tools to help you navigate the employment process.

Explore the job portal
Find your next position, store your resume and cover letter, and set up email alerts.

Connect with alumni
Send direct messages, join groups, and get career advice.

Get event details
Meet representatives from dozens of organizations at our career fairs, or network with alumni at our leadership conferences.

Visit Career Management 101
Our complete online module helps you navigate your career with job search strategies, resume guidance, interview techniques and more.

Alumni Network

As a USC graduate, you join the Trojan Family and gain access to a variety of valuable benefits. Whether it’s assisting with your job search, connecting you with other alumni, or providing special offers, the USC alumni network supports you long after you graduate.

Further Study

On average, about 20-30% of graduates continue on to doctoral work in either PhD or PsyD training programs in psychology after graduation.

MFT Alumni Related Links

Check out these stories featuring MFT alumni: