Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling (M.A.)

Graduate School of Counseling

This degree will prepare you to provide counseling to individuals, couples, families, and groups across the life cycle. You will be able to work in a variety of settings, such as private, institutional, community, Christian, and cross-cultural. You can work in private practice (group or individual), profit and nonprofit organizations, hospitals, schools, etc. Counseling courses are taught in a Christian college setting in Portland and Salem, Oregon.

Our counseling programs are rooted in the belief that:

  • People are spiritual-psychological-physical-relational beings
  • Marriage and family therapists need to be able to understand and articulate individual, couple, and family presenting problems and provide treatment from sound psychological and theological principles
  • Marriage and family therapists need to possess the skills of a generalist and be equipped to work with a variety of clients and client modalities of diverse backgrounds and varied developmental stages across the life cycle
Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP), Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
Department Chair
Director of Graduate Studies