Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling

Admissions Information
Liberty University Online Program

Residential Program

The residential Marriage and Family Counseling 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.

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.


Sampling of program courses:

  • Orrientation to Professional Identity and Function: CMHC 500
  • Theories of Counseling: CMHC 510
  • Group Counseling: CMHC 512
  • Marriage and Family Counseling I: CMHC 601
  • Premarital and Marital Counseling: CMHC 603
  • Counseling Children, Adolescents, and Their Families: CMHC 620

Program of Study

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

Career Opportunities

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