Family Therapy (M.S.)

Family Therapy Program

The MSFT Program embodies core Quaker values while engaging students on an educational journey of personal and professional transformation to affect change in the lives of those they will serve. Friends University offers a unique opportunity to study the profession of marriage and family therapy with on-ground classes in Wichita or Kansas City.

Marriage and family therapy is an ideal profession for those who value helping others discover positive change in the midst of personal and relationship struggles. A family therapy degree at Friends University prepares you with the theoretical, clinical, multicultural and interpersonal competencies for eventual licensure and practice as a Marriage and Family Therapy mental health professional. Some of the places current Marriage and Family Therapy graduates are working include Affiliated Family Counselors; Bedford Therapy Group; Mirror, Inc. and Valley Hope.

The MSFT program trains students in the context of a relational and systemic perspective and strives to produce ethically sound clinicians who are competent in multicultural, theoretical, clinical, and interpersonal domains. Psychotherapy with individuals, couples and families all require specialized knowledge and training as well as personal inspiration. Our COAMFTE (Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education) accredited program offers extensive training and experience providing care to others in personal distress. Each year advanced students in the program collectively provide more than 10,000 hours of relational services to individuals, couples and families. In this, we believe we have created a unique graduate training experience that offers you these practices and more.

Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
Director of Graduate Studies