While enrolled in the MFT@Northwestern program, you will gain hands-on experience that will introduce you to the various responsibilities of a professional therapist.
Clinical practicum: You will complete a total of 500 hours of clinical work —200 of which are relational hours — with clients at approved practicum sites.
MFT@Northwestern placement specialists will work with you to find a site that aligns with your individual career goals and passions.
Immersions: You will participate in one in-person immersion experience at the Chicagoland campus or another location, where you will develop your confidence as an MFT and strengthen your relationships with peers and faculty.
The in-person immersion is part of credit-bearing courses, and financial aid can be used for this experience. Transportation and other travel expenses are not included in the cost of tuition.