Clinical Counseling & Marriage and Family Therapy (M.A.)

Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts

The Clinical Counseling & Marriage and Family (CCMF) Master’s Program is a 60-hour residential graduate program designed to meet the standards set forth by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA), has granted accreditation to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.) track for an eight-year period through March 31, 2025.

This program is designed to prepare counselors for job opportunities in clinical settings including in-patient, out-patient, church counseling centers, university counseling centers, community mental health agencies, social services organizations and private practice.

Students receive education and training to provide mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults individually, as well as couples, families, and groups. Diverse educational perspectives and significant clinical experiences enable our graduates to develop a wide array of clinical skills which can be utilized with diverse client populations. Students attend classes only on Monday afternoon and evening. Students will be enrolled in both traditional and hybrid courses that combine the convenience of online education with the dynamic face-to-face interaction of a traditional classroom environment. Most students complete the program in a full-time cohort format, but part-time enrollment is also an option.

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