Couple and Family Therapy (M.A.)

Couple and Family Therapy Department

Empower families, couples, and youth as a clinician trained to tackle real-world issues. Earn your degree in two years of full-time study in our COAMFTE-accredited program. Train with expert faculty and gain hands-on experience to pursue your professional goals. Build your career with personalized mentorship and community based practicums.

Our Master of Arts in Couple and Family Therapy program prepares entry-level marriage and family therapists to serve families, couples, youth, and individuals. With higher than average job growth projected and a spot on U.S. News and World Report’s 100 Best Jobs of 2017 list, these professionals are paving the way for healthier communities. Our innovative program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), facilitating portability of licensure and expanding employment opportunities. We train students to demonstrate cultural competency in practicing with diverse populations. We are firmly grounded in systemic, modern, and post-modern models of couple and family therapy theory.

Our approach brings together intensive coursework with real-world clinical practicum experience to help students establish a clear professional identity as a Couple and Family Therapist. We embrace a scholar-practitioner approach with a unique focus on social justice that promotes positive change within personal relationships and larger social systems. Our program emphasizes excellence and scholarship in clinical practice that is centered on empirically based knowledge and techniques. For M.A. students wishing to continue their studies, we also offer a Ph.D. program in Couple & Family Therapy that is pursuing accreditation with COAMFTE.

Adler University is a nationally recognized pioneer in graduate education, training culturally competent clinicians who advocate for a more just society.

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), Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
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