Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy Online Degree Program

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Marriage & Family Therapy Online Degree Program

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Help Individuals, Couples and Families be Successful by Earning a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy Program

Liberty University’s Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy program online provides you with a strong understanding of counseling principles and strategies to prepare you to seek licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Courses within our Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy program will provide you with a thorough background in individual, group, and family counseling theories and techniques as well as clinical practice. Liberty's Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy program emphasizes understanding the ethical, professional, and legal issues in counseling from a professional and Biblical perspective.


Why Choose Liberty's Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy Program Online?

Liberty University's Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy online program meets the highest level of academic and professional standards to adequately prepare students for success in the field of therapy and counseling. Our program is designed to meet the Virginia requirements for licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and seeks to provide students with a solid foundation for pursuing licensure post-degree.

Our faculty members will provide you with quality, professional academic training from a faith-based perspective. In addition to providing mentorship, faculty also may provide clinical supervision during students’ field experience and offer opportunities to expand research skills for interested students. It is our mission to equip you as an ethically and spiritually aware mental health professional who possesses the knowledge, values, skills, and personal disposition to promote the mental health and holistic wellness of clients across diverse populations. Graduates of our Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy online program will be prepared to pursue careers in a variety of mental health settings including, but not limited to mental health agencies, public or private practice, faith-based counseling opportunities, hospital settings, and residential treatment facilities.


What Will You Learn in Our Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy Program?

Throughout our Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy program curriculum, you will obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to understand psychopathology, diagnosing, and treatment planning, education, and skills that are applied daily in a mental health career post-graduation. Each online counseling class in Liberty's Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy program will teach you to integrate faith and spirituality into client care, a unique talent that can enhance awareness of diversity and the ability to provide holistic care for clients with spirituality as an essential component in their lives.

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Benefits of Liberty University's Marriage and Family Therapy Program

  • Liberty University's Master's of Marriage & Family Therapy online degree program is in the Top 5 in Best Online Master's in Counseling Programs and Best Online Master's in Marriage & Family Therapy Counseling Programs according to BestColleges.com
  • By earning your Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy online degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for our Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy online degree program has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • You will be granted access to a plethora of online resources through Liberty University's library portal throughout your pursuit of obtaining a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy degree.

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Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy Program Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts - $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.

Marriage and Family Therapy Program Format

  • Online with required intensives
  • 60 total hours
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.
  • A maximum of 30 credit hours may transfer to Liberty if approved.
  • Three credit hour internship and three credit hour practicum.

Marriage and Family Therapy Degree Information & Requirements

 

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Potential Career Options with a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Hospital Program
  • Mental Health Agency
  • Ministry-related Field
  • Counseling Center
  • Residential Treatment Facilities
  • Marriage and Family Counselor
     

Our Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy online degree program prepares graduates to pursue licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Virginia. Students from other states seeking this degree can check with their state board's requirements to determine whether the program will lead to licensure in their state.

Industry Outlook: The U.S. Department of Labor projects a 14 percent growth for mental health counselors, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Insurance companies offer more coverage for mental health services than in the past, so the federal government, community clinics, and local hospitals are expanding their health counseling staff to provide effective treatment for patients.*

*Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Information obtained on September 19, 2017.