Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
Help Individuals, Couples, and Families Thrive by Earning a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
All families have struggles and stress that they need to work through to be healthy. Even with very different cultural, social, and economic backgrounds, families are made of imperfect people who have common challenges that need care and patience to overcome. Liberty University’s online Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy can equip you to play a positive role in helping families meet these challenges and work toward success in their relationships. Liberty’s online M.F.T. program will provide you with advanced training in counseling techniques to give you the tools you need to help marriages and families and to prepare you to seek licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist.
As a pioneer in distance learning since 1985 and a Christian university recognized for its academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, Liberty’s online M.F.T. courses integrate biblical principles with evidence-based counseling best-practices to equip you with a solid foundation for the knowledge and in-demand skills you will need for a career as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Liberty’s mission is to Train Champions for Christ, and we fulfill our mission by equipping counseling professionals with accredited, biblically-based counseling skills that will help them make an impact on couples and families for Christ.
What Will You Learn in Our Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy Program?
- Premarital and marital counseling techniques to help grow stronger marriages
- Counseling children, adolescents, and their families
- Clinical diagnosis and treatment planning
In our M.F.T. program, you will learn the importance of ethics in the counseling setting as you learn from experienced professionals with your same passions. Liberty’s Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy degree is taught through the lens of a Christian worldview, and you will participate in an internship and practicum to gain hands-on experience. So in every M.F.T. class, you can be confident that your training will prepare you for the real world both academically and spiritually.
Potential Career Options with a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy
- Counseling center
- Hospital program
- Marriage and family counselor
- Mental health agency
- Ministry-related field
- Residential treatment facilities
Highlights of Liberty University’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program
As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.
Here’s what sets us apart:
- We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among Niche.com’s top 10 online schools in America. Earning your online M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
- Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 6 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
- You can complete this degree in as little as 2.5 years!
Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:
- Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
- Reserve/National Guard
- Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
- Current Department of Defense employees
We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education by offering you the following benefits:
- Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
- Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
- 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
Online with required intensives
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Oct 25, 2021
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC
Experience That Matters to You
As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.
At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 30+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.
And what’s that?
- Academic Quality
These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.
We are widely recognized as a top university for affordability, accessibility, and academic quality.
Why Choose Liberty University?
Enjoy Flexible Courses
Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!
* excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs
Maximize Your Time
Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s, postgraduate, or doctoral degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.
Grow in Your Faith
All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective, and our faculty see themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.
Access Academic Support
Throughout your educational journey, you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our online library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.
At Liberty, we believe in putting a world-class Christian education within reach — so our tuition rates have been frozen for 6 years and counting!
As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.
While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university and has not increased tuition for 6 straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.
For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is a valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.
Nearly 80% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid. Virginia residents may qualify for additional aid — learn more!
Corporate Tuition Assistance
Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you pay only a portion of your balance up front. You submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay the remaining balance for your classes.
Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!
Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.