Q&A: How much does it cost to get a master's in MFT?

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Q: "Hey quick question for you - how much does it cost to get a master's in MFT (marriage and family therapy)?" —Undergrad student considering grad school

A: Quick answer--a lot! ;-) Actually I don't recall exactly. Varies of course. I got offered a tuition waiver in exchange for being a teacher's assistant which saved a bunch of money, and they paid a small monthly stipend.

Two good links:

http://www.ncfr.org/professional-resources/career-development/choosing-mft-program-s-right-you and http://mftprogress.blogspot.com/2008/12/best-mft-graduate-schools.html?m=1

They duplicate some info. The 2nd has a lot of user comments. You'll have to contact several schools that interest you and start getting current numbers from them and start comparing.

Good luck! Please share your findings for the benefit of others!