Master of Arts in Marriage + Family Therapy

Master of Arts in Marriage + Family Therapy

69 Credit Hours

The Master of Arts in Marriage + Family Therapy provides theological and professional preparation in marriage and family therapy. The program is one of two accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. The MAMFT degree meets State of Indiana academic requirements for licensing of marriage and family therapists and is approved by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors.

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

Program Highlights
  • 100 hours of individual and group supervision in practicum—with at least 50 hours of that supervision (direct observation, videotape or audio tape)
  • Psychological, relational systemic and theological study combined with clinical practice
  • Convenient, on-site practicum at the Counseling Center at CTS
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  • Wide variety of clinical situations and experiences, including:
    • Crisis counseling
    • Premarital counseling
    • Couples counseling
    • Children and teens in family counseling
    • Psychoeducational groups
PRE-REQUISITES
  • Bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited school
Requirements

MAMFT Worksheet Download

MAMFT Program Handbook and Documents

MFT Program Course Curriculum Advising Guide (July 2020) Download

MAMFT Handbook 2019 (3/22/2019) Download

MAMFT Handbook 2019 Revision (10/18/2019) Download

2018 Mission, Goals, and Outcomes COAMFTE Download

Revised COAMFTE Institutional Mission Program Goals and SLOs Download

Job Description MFT Program Director (Revised) Download

MFT Mentoring and Job Description Download

CTS Counselor’s Handbook Fall 2017 Download

Description of Licensure Requirements for MFT Download

COAMFTE Graduate Achievement Data for Christian Theological Seminary MAMFT Program

Accredited: January 1, 1994   | Advertised Program Length*: FT: 4 years

Cohort Year Students Entered Program # of Students in Program - FT Graduation Rate in Advertised Time (%)* - FT Job Placement Rate (%)** - FT Licensure Rate (%)*** - FT
2015 - 2016 7 100% 100% 71.43%
2016 - 2017 9 44.4% 100% 75%
2017 - 2018 10 70% 100% 85.71%
2018 - 2019 8 40% 100% 40%
2019 - 2020 14 57.1% 100% 25%
2020 - 2021 11 9.09% 100% 100%
2021 - 2022 12 IP IP IP

FT=Full-time
PT=Part-time
IP=In Process:
Students from the cohort listed have yet to graduate from the cohort year listed.

Programs are only required to provide data on the past 7 years/cohort or since the program was initially accredited, whichever is shorter.

* Graduation Rate is the program’s Advertised Length of Completion which is how long the program is designed to complete as written.

** Job Placement Rate is the percentage of graduates from the cohort year that are employed utilizing skills learned in the COAMFTE accredited program.

*** Licensure rate is the percentage of graduates from the cohort year that have achieved ANY level of MFT licensure.
For Master’s programs only, COAMFTE has established a benchmark of 70% licensure rate for each cohort.

The MAMFT is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. The training program is one of two programs in the nation accredited by COAMFTE and approved by American Association of Pastoral Counselors.

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CTS Counseling Center

A distinct advantage of study at CTS is that students may conveniently complete their practicum hours with the CTS Counseling Center, without the need to go elsewhere for this portion of the degree requirement. The center also offers a residency for graduates as they prepare to complete clinical hour requirements to obtain state licensure.

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