Marriage and Family Therapy (M.S.)

Department of Human Development and Family Science

The Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy is an applied program that focuses both on training excellent clinicians and competent researchers. Clinically, students are trained to work with diverse individuals, couples, and families on a wide variety of presenting issues, such as relationship troubles, trauma, depression, anxiety, and family of origin experiences. Students gain expertise working across the human lifespan, from multi-culturally informed relational/systemic perspectives so that they can intervene ethically and effectively in these family processes. The MFT program at Auburn University is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), meeting all educational and pre-graduation clinical hour/supervision requirements for licensure in Alabama as well as most other states. Students leave this two-year program ready to work in entry level family therapy jobs. Additionally, our MFT/M.S. graduates are prepared to and often successfully pursue doctoral training at Auburn or elsewhere.

Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Department Chair
Director of Graduate Studies