M.MFT Course Requirements

The MFT program has 3 degree paths: Traditional MFT (60 hours), Conflict Management (63 hours), and Play Therapy (60 hours). Each path is designed to be completed in 6 semesters over two academic years (i.e., 24 months). The purpose of the separate paths is to provide specific training advantages to students once they hit the job market upon graduation. Detailed course descriptions can be accessed via the graduate catalog.

Since MFT students go through the program in a cohort model, academic advising is relatively simple. All students sign a degree plan in their first semester. Unless the student files a written request to change degree plans, the degree plan determines which courses will be taken each semester.

Fall I

Spring I

Maymester I

Summer I

Fall II

Spring II

Maymester II

Summer II

The majority of classes take place Tuesday evenings at Spark, a Lipscomb University site located in the Cool Springs area of Franklin, TN. The first class of the evening begins at 5:00 PM and ends at 7:30 PM with the second class beginning at 7:30 PM and ending at 10:00 PM.