Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (M.A.)

Admissions Information
Liberty University Online Program

Residential Program

The Marriage and Family Therapy program consists of a minimum of 60 hours. This degree program is appropriate for those seeking licensure as Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT). This program provides graduates a thorough background in individual and group counseling theories and techniques, as well as clinical practice. Emphasis is placed on the integration of faith into counseling practice, and understanding the ethical, professional, and legal issues in counseling.

Licensing information: Problem states

Academic Information


3 credit hour internship is required. Students' internship experiences must consist of work with couples, families and individuals from a systems perspective, with the majority of the direct service clock hours occurring with couples and family units.


4 one-week intensives.


Sampling of program courses:

  • Counselor Professional Identity, Function, and Ethics: COUN 501
  • Theories of Counseling: COUN 510
  • Group Process: COUN 512
  • Marriage and Family Counseling I: COUN 601
  • Pre-Marital and Marital Counseling: COUN 603
  • Counseling Children and Their Families: COUN 611

Program of Study

Degree Completion Plan (DCP)
MA Marriage & Family Therapy Residential Program Handbook
Course Descriptions

Career Opportunities

  • Hospital Program
  • Mental Health Agency
  • Ministry-related
  • Counseling Center
  • Private Practice