The MDiv/MAMFT joint degree program requires 124 semester hours and a cumulative GPA of 2.7. Students in this degree program will meet educational requirements for ordination (from denominations requiring an MDiv degree).
Students must complete 500 client contact hours of marriage and family therapy, of which 250 hours must have more than one person in the room: plus 100 hours of supervision.
Students are eligible for the X-999 exam only after the completion of P-634 (Theological Perspectives of Pastoral Care). The X-999 paper must address all rubrics required of the X- 817 seminar, the theological understanding of the student’s marriage and family therapy ministry and demonstrate fulfillment of the cross-cultural requirement. Students are responsible for such denominational requirements as are required for ordination.
Required Courses include:
Field I: Bible (12 hours)
Field II: History of Global Christianity (9 hours)
Field III: Systematic and Philosophical Theology (9 hours)
Field IV: Christianity and Culture (6 hours)
Field VI: Christian Ministries (15 hours)
Interfield Courses (4 hours)
Field V: Pastoral Theology and Psychology (51 hours)
Assessment and Treatment in Marriage & Family Therapy (9 hours)
Human Development and Family Studies (3 hours)
Electives (9 hours)
All students are expected to receive psychotherapy during their program. Weekly personal therapy is a prerequisite for practicum admission. Personal therapy with a gifted clinician assists student therapists in working through problem areas in their own lives that may adversely affect clients and their own participation in an emotionally challenging training program; it provides a unique training experience that helps students understand the process of exploring the depth and interrelationship of systemic and intrapsychic features of human life.