Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT)

Department of Marriage and Family Studies

The Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT) program prepares students for Christian service and leadership, serving families and couples in a variety of secular and faith-based settings. Our program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) and includes a 500-hour internship, typically completed at ACU’s on-site Marriage and Family Institute.

Our goal is to produce excellent, ethical and diversity-respecting marriage and family therapists ready for clinical practice or doctoral work. ACU’s M.M.F.T program prepares students for licensure, and graduates commonly pursue careers in private practices, churches, schools, adoption agencies, residential treatment centers and family service agencies.

We prepare students for doctoral work through rigorous assignments, course work in research methods and statistics, and our optional thesis track.  All students must complete a research project, but have the choice of completing the project individually or collaboratively. Students completing an individual research project usually apply for the thesis-track, which requires 6 additional hours.

Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Department Chair
Director of Graduate Studies