Marriage & Family Counseling (M.AE./Ed.S.)

Department of Counselor Education

A dual master’s and specialist program for students interested in working with diverse families through counseling agencies, providing couples counseling for people desiring a higher functioning relationship, or serving children in need of advocacy and support.

The Marriage & Family Counseling/Therapy program specialization emphasizes an eco-systemic approach to understanding human problems and generating solution opportunities: Students learn to moderate solution-oriented conversations among interested parties (i.e., stakeholders) who are invited to seek “double descriptions” of mutual concerns and problems, to listen carefully to each other, to entertain and invent multiple solution possibilities, and to construct new narratives of cooperation and commitment.

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