Marriage and Family Therapy (M.A.)

Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling

Appalachian’s Master of Arts in Marriage and Family program provides clinical and academic training in marriage and family therapy to students who are committed to effective practice and will function at a high level of clinical competence.

This degree prepares students for work in a variety of settings. Rather than teach or adhere to a single theory or approach to marriage and family therapy, faculty in this program teach all of the major approaches and expect students to be willing to examine each of these in their work with clients. The students learn how to integrate them into a personally meaningful and effective approach for helping families change and helping others understand families better through teaching and research.

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), American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Department Chair
Director of Graduate Studies