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Program Options in Marriage & Family Therapy and Counseling
Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy and Counseling: MFTC
This two or three-year program leads to a professional Masters degree which qualifies graduates for Associate Membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. This program includes at least 500 hours of direct face-to-face clinical experience with at least 100 hours of individual and group supervision, and prepares graduates for practice as Marriage and Family Therapists and/or Licensed Professional Counselors. View the curriculum here.
Master of Divinity in Counseling: MDIV (Counseling)
This three-year Master of Divinity degree prepares students for ministerial ordination. The curriculum includes twelve hours of Marriage & Family Therapy course work designed to prepare graduates for pastoral counseling. This program does not include the extensive clinical experience of the MFTC degree.
Dual Degree: Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy and Counseling and Master of Arts: MFTC/MA
This is a combination of two two-year degrees taken in three years. This combination provides students with full MFTC training for professional practice in Marriage and Family Therapy and considerable depth in theological studies. This degree is especially helpful for persons who will be serving on church staff in non-ordained positions.
Dual Degree: Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling and Master of Divinity in Counseling: MFTC/MDIV (Counseling)
This is a combination of a two-year and a three-year program taken in four years. This combination provides students with full MFTC training for professional practice in therapy and professional training for ministerial ordination. This is especially useful for persons who will be serving on church staff in ordained positions.