Master of Arts in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy specialization, 2012
“Everyone at the University is very helpful and they all want the students to succeed!”
Cassandra Fallon earned her undergraduate degree in psychology and sociology from the University of Kentucky and now holds a Master of Arts in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy specialization, which she earned at age 26 from University of the Rockies. We last spoke to her while she was still enrolled.
“I decided to pursue my graduate degree because after investigating several different areas of psychology, I found my passion for family and couples therapy,” she said. “To pursue a career in this field, I needed the training and education I would receive from a graduate program.”
University of the Rockies was close to a job she was working at the time, so it seemed like a natural fit. “After visiting the Colorado Springs campus and meeting a few staff members, I decided I liked the atmosphere. I was impressed with the caring each staff member demonstrated for the students, and was pleased with the night and weekend class offerings. Everything just fell into place.”
Cassandra’s plans after graduating included trying to secure an internship for two years in Colorado or Ohio, and then sitting for the licensing board so she could become a certified Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). She also said she would enjoy teaching and becoming involved with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) in order to assist in the establishment of the MFT field. Her graduate degree from University of the Rockies is certain to help in achieving these goals.
“To anyone considering University of the Rockies, I advise speaking with as many students, faculty, and staff members as possible. Ask anything – you will receive an honest answer. Everyone at the University is very helpful and they all want the students to succeed!”