Master of Arts in Marriage + Family Therapy Requirements

The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy requires 75 semester hours of required and elective courses, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.7. Students must complete 500 hours of marriage and family therapy with clients, of which at least 250 must have more than one other person in the room. All students are expected to receive psychotherapy during their program.


Required studies include:
A. General Studies in Religion (18 hours)

I. Theological Background (12 hours)
II. Theology and Counseling (6 hours)

B. Marriage and Family Therapy Studies (57 hours)

I. Theoretical Foundations of Marital and Family Therapy (9 hours)
II. Assessment and Treatment in Marital and Family Therapy (12 hours)
III. Human Development and Family Studies (9 hours)
IV. Ethical and Professional Studies (3 hours)
V. Research (3 hours)
VI. Supervised Clinical Practice (18 hours)
VII. Electives (3 hours)
VIII. Integrative and Competency Assessment

Postgraduate Residency in Supervised Counseling
Indiana licensure laws for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and/or Licensed Mental Health Counselor require a two-year supervised clinical experience following graduation. A candidate for licensure cannot qualify to sit for the license exam without this experience.

The MAMFT program can be taken jointly with the Master of Divinity (MDiv) program for a MDiv/MAMFT degree.

Both the M.Div./MAMHC and the M.Div./MAMFT joint degrees require 124 semester hours and a cumulative grade point average of 2.7.

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