Seattle Pacific University Reviews of Master's in Marriage & Family Therapy

  • 6 Reviews
  • Seattle (WA)
  • Annual Tuition: $29,772
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Misty Noster
  • Reviewed: 3/15/2017
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"I love that Seattle Pacific University has a cohort-based curriculum towards its therapy program. The cohort is small, about 30 students so everyone has the chance to personally interact with everyone in their cohort. I also appreciate that the 2nd year and 3rd year courses are combined initially so that peers can learn from each other's experiences (especially those who have already begun their internships and can offer advice). Faculty is very approachable and every instructor I've had is on a first name basis (this is drastically different compared to my undergrad experience with over 30,000 students). Instructors, not only know all their students names, but they genuinely care. They will take the time to reach out and assist you if you have personal hardships that interfere with your academics. While this is a Christian based university (and while I identify as agnostic) I never feel inhibited or unwelcome among my instructors and peers. If anything, I've appreciated the assignments that ask students to question their faith and their own epistemology. This not only educates Christians about their own beliefs, but also asks any person to consider their current beliefs and how that influences interactions with others (very important for future therapists to recognize). What really made me interested in Seattle Pacific University is that the counseling program takes into consideration a person's well being goes beyond their physical, mental, even emotional states and includes their spirituality as well. I feel grateful that I will be exposed to counseling techniques/topics that are not as widely explored in other graduate therapy programs."
Laura Martin
  • Reviewed: 4/27/2015
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"While the Marriage & Family Therapy program at SPU is rather costly, it is an excellent program with faculty that are truly invested in the lives & education of their students. I love the environment and culture that the program provides, along with equipping me for my future career in therapy."
Ingrid Johnston
  • Reviewed: 12/15/2014
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"My graduate program is an excellent program for developing clinical skills. However, i do wish we had more accesability to the factulty and perhaps a little more continuity between our internship and academic load. The program is well planned and thought out however, the student diversity is very low. Overall it is an excellent program. There a few areas our program could make better."
Sarah Keough
  • Reviewed: 7/19/2014
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"The MFT program at Seattle Pacific University does a great job of preparing you for working with clients in a therapy setting. The students and staff are very supportive of one another, and the academic environment is one of collaboration. Academically, the program is not as vigorous as it could be. However, the program is accredited and the professors do a great job of teaching us the information we need to know in order to be successful in our careers as therapists."
Amy Rotz
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2014
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"Seattle Pacific University is a wonderful school, with engaging and supportive faculty. The class sizes are small, and the professors encourage and facilitate the creation of authentic and engaging community. The MFT program has a definite interest in the self of the therapist development, and truly learning more about yourself, values, family, and how that influences who you are as a counselor. The growth you will experience in this program is immense, but you are very well supported by caring peers and faculty. This is a safe, supportive, and inspiring community to be a part of."
Ingrid Johnston
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2014
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"The graduate program of Marriage and Family Therapy at Seattle Pacific University is overall excellent. They are organized, easily accessible, competitive with surrounding schools and highly regarded through the counseling community in the Pacific Northwest. I have been both challenged academically and personally through this program. I am learning skills and being set up with a top internship site. A couple negatives stand out, but do not overshadow the positive experience I am having. First, the cost of educations is very high due to being located in the city. Second, it would be great to see an more diverse student population. The overall program makes up for those few areas of improvement."