Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT)

Department of Psychology, Counseling & Family Science

We all walk with a limp of some kind from time to time. Individuals struggle with mental health challenges. Marriages suffer with wounded trust. Families are burdened with conflicts between parents and children. With grief and loss, addiction, trauma, and difficult transitions, sometimes it is hard for all of us to put one foot in front of the other. So in our broken world, learning to be a marriage and family therapist is learning how to join in divine healing.

Our priority is to produce caring and compassionate therapists who can effectively treat the challenges faced by individuals, couples and families. Rigorous and comprehensive, this program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Education — the gold standard in the field. Our cohort model will provide you an opportunity to learn family systems theory while being in a unique systems environment. Your rigorous training will prepare you to serve individuals overcoming their mental health challenges, help couples restore a thriving relationship, and lead families to create healthy and effective family processes. And once you finish here, you’ll be able to continue your clinical work while pursuing the Marriage and Family Therapy license.

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), Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
Director of Graduate Studies