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Master of Marriage and Family Therapy

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The need for professionals who can help couples and families work through and cope with difficult issues is on the rise. The Department of Labor reports that this career field will grow faster than the average occupation through 2024. 


This COAMFTE-accredited graduate program will give you the skills and practical experience you need to provide real help for families and couples struggling with difficult situations and events. This degree also prepares you to sit for the Marriage and Family Therapy National exam.


Program Highlights

Concentrations

  • Medical Family Therapy
  • Treatment of Trauma
  • Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • General

Example Coursework

  • Family Theory
  • Systemic Diagnosis & Assessment
  • Cultural Diversity in Family Therapy
  •  Couples Therapy


Admissions Requirements

  • Application and $50 fee
  • A written purpose statement addressing three prompts:
  • What do you know about the field of marriage and family therapy?
  • Why are you drawn to the field?
  • How will a degree in marriage and family therapy advance your career or ministry goals?

Format

  • Coursework 100% online
  • 500 hour internship


  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Quality of life that reflects high moral standards
  • Video conference interview with the program director may be requested. See full ACU online graduate catalog, including admission requirements here
  • Students must earn a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA in the first 12 credit hours and receive a minimum grade of B in MFTO 601 Pre-Internship

Timeframe

  • 60 credit hours
  • Minimum 33 months


Potential Outcomes

  • Private and group practice
  • Non-profit agencies
  • Community mental health clinics
  • Churches
  • Hospitals
  • Adoption agencies
  • Residential treatment
  • Recovery Centers

A Counseling Program Grounded in Christianity


"Graduates of the online Marriage and Family Therapy program can truly embody what It means to be the hands and feet of Jesus with hurting families, and couples, and individuals,” says program director, Dr. Sara Blakeslee Salkil.


Listen to what else Dr. Salkil has to say along with previous dean Dr. Jaime Goff, MMFT student Whitney Henderson, and graduate Beau Davis. They each share how this program blesses not only their own lives, but the lives of those with whom they interact.


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