Master of Marriage and Family Therapy

Master of Marriage and Family Therapy


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A Christ-centered education that comes to you.

At ACU, our nationally recognized online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you. Our programs are intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.


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 22% faster than the average occupation through 2029. Learn the skills and theory to help couples, families, and systems change in a program designed to prepare students for professional licensure with ACU's online Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT).



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Our Master of Marriage and Family Therapy is a 60-hour graduate program that will prepare you for Christian service and leadership in a variety of secular and faith-based clinical, medical or counseling settings. This degree prepares you to sit for the Marriage and Family Therapy National exam administered by the Association of Marital & Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB).

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Child and Adolescent Therapy

Therapy with Military Families

Treatment of Trauma


Family Theory

Systemic Diagnosis & Assessment

Cultural Diversity in Family Therapy

Couples Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapy Overview with Program Director

Dr. Sara Blakeslee Salkil

Hear from the program director of the online MFT, Dr. Sara Blakeslee Salkil to learn how ACU prepares you to serve families in need.

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Abilene Christian University is a diverse, welcoming, academically rigorous community redefining what it means to be a Christian university in the 21st century.

Founded in 1906, we’re a private, non-profit university committed to innovative, energized learning. In 2015 we launched our Dallas campus, home to our online graduate and undergraduate programs that serve the educational needs of working adults.

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

The Marriage and Family Therapy Program at ACU Online is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, (703) 838-9808,

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