Interested in learning about or preparing for a career related to families?

Search and filter by location, degree level, area of study, and more to find the right academic degree program, minor, or certificate for you in Family Science — the scientific study of families and close interpersonal relationships.

Scroll down to see complete program listings. Click any degree program name to open more information about that program.

Areas of Study in This Guide

“Area(s) of Study” is a filtering option in this guide. The area of study for a listing indicates the main curricular focus of that program. Options include:

  • Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies: includes human development and Family Science curricula
  • Development (child, adolescent, human, gerontology, or family): focuses on one of more areas or stages of human development, such as the examples listed in parentheses
  • Family Life Education: focuses on Family Life Education, a practice area of Family Science that equips families to develop knowledge and skills to enhance their well-being and relationships
  • Family Policy: focuses on the development and evaluation of family policies, laws, and advocacy efforts
  • Family Resource Management: focuses on addressing decisions families make about developing and allocating resources
  • Family Science/Studies/Relations/Ecology/Services: focuses primarily on Family Science curricula. Programs may be titled with terminology other than Family Science, such as “family studies” or “family relations.”
  • Parent Education: focuses on the practice of parent education, one type of Family Life Education that centers on parenting practices, skills, and relationships
  • Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family): focuses on therapy or counseling that considers the family, couple, and/or marital relationships in which a person exists
  • Youth, Family, and Community Services: focuses on development, administration, and management of family and community service organizations/programs
Interactive Map of Degree Programs

Use NCFR's interactive map to see at a glance where Family Science programs are located in the U.S. and Canada.

Click any pin on the map to see bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs at that institution. (Minors and certificates are included in the full guide below.)

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On-Campus
Online
Department of Marriage and Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
On-Campus
Couple and Family Therapy Department
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Couple and Family Therapy Department
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Online
Hybrid
California School of Professional Psychology
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
On-Campus
Online
Hybrid
California School of Professional Psychology
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
On-Campus
Online
Hybrid
California School of Professional Psychology
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
On-Campus
Online
Hybrid
California School of Professional Psychology
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
On-Campus
Online
Hybrid
California School of Professional Psychology
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
On-Campus
Online
Hybrid
California School of Professional Psychology
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
On-Campus
Online
Hybrid
California School of Professional Psychology
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
On-Campus
Online
Hybrid
California School of Professional Psychology
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
On-Campus
Counseling, Therapy & Wellness
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
On-Campus
Sanford School of Social & Family Dynamics
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Hybrid
Department of Counseling and Pastoral Care
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
On-Campus
Hybrid
Department of Counseling and Pastoral Care
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
On-Campus
Department of Human Development and Family Science
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
On-Campus
Department of Marriage and Family Therapy
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
On-Campus
Hybrid
Department of Marriage & Family Counselling
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS), Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
On-Campus
Hybrid
School of Family Life
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
On-Campus
School of Family Life
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
On-Campus
Online
Counseling Psychology Program
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
On-Campus
Psychology Department
Area(s) of Study
Development (child, adolescent, human, gerontology, or family)
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
On-Campus
Department of Psychology & Child Development
Area(s) of Study
Development (child, adolescent, human, gerontology, or family)
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
On-Campus
Psychology Department
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
On-Campus
Department of Counselor Education and Rehabilitation
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
On-Campus
Department of Educational Psychology & Counseling
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC), Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
On-Campus
Department of Counselor Education
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC), Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
On-Campus
Counselor Education & Family Therapy Department
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
New England Commission of Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE)
On-Campus
Hybrid
Counselor Education & Family Therapy Department
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), New England Commission of Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE)
On-Campus
Crean College of Health & Behavioral Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
On-Campus
Marriage and Family Therapy Department
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS)
On-Campus
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Concentrations
Prevention Science
Marriage and Family Therapy
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Marriage & Family Therapy Program
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
On-Campus
Department of Couple & Family Therapy
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
On-Campus
Department of Couple & Family Therapy
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
On-Campus
Department of Couple & Family Therapy
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
On-Campus
Department of Counseling, Psychology & Special Education
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP), Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
On-Campus
Department of Human Development & Family Science
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
On-Campus
Department of Human Development & Family Science
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
On-Campus
Department of Human Development & Family Science
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
On-Campus
Department of Graduate Psychology
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
On-Campus
Department of Marriage and Family Therapy
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
On-Campus
Department of Family & Child Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
On-Campus
Marriage, Family, & Child Counseling
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
On-Campus
Family Therapy Program
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
On-Campus
Family Therapy Program
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
On-Campus
School of Psychology
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
On-Campus
Graduate School of Counseling
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP), Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
On-Campus
Hybrid
Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
On-Campus
Department of Marriage & Family Therapy
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)