Learn to Strengthen Relationships in the Marriage and Family Counseling Program

M.S. in Counseling – Marital, Couples & Family Counseling

Couples and families need the guidance of an expert counselor during difficult times. As a licensed practitioner of couple and family therapy with a degree from Mid-America Christian University, you will help couples and families nurture positive change and development in their relationships.

The M.S. in Counseling with an emphasis in Marital, Couples and Family Counseling/Therapy approaches the practice of marriage and family therapy from a biblical perspective that emphasizes traditional Christian values. Students in the program learn to analyze the systems and inner dynamics at play in family and romantic relationships so they can help clients grow in lasting ways.

Through MACU’s affordable program, students are prepared for Oklahoma licensure by developing the skills and expertise required to treat a wide range of relational and behavioral problems that may arise in families, marriages and other intimate relationships.

Why Choose MACU for a M.S. in Counseling with an Emphasis in Marital, Couples and Family Counseling?

MACU's Master of Science in Counseling with an emphasis in Marital, Couples and Family Counseling/Therapy prepares graduates for a fulfilling career as a marriage and family therapist after obtaining state licensure. 

The graduate program trains students for a compassionate, ethical practice in a variety of settings that are both secular and church-based. Graduates of the program will be aware of how a client's spirituality and background influence his or her situation. 

MACU graduates may also be able to start their own private practices or work in institutional or outpatient settings.

Awards for MACU's Counseling Programs

MACU’s Counseling degree was recently recognized by Study.com as one of the Best Online Counseling Degree Programs in the U.S. for educational excellence, affordability, faculty quality and more. Study.com also applauded MACU’s accelerated learning format, particularly in combination with our Life Experience Program. In addition to helping adult learners earn their online degree quickly, Study.com also noted the variety of emphasis programs available at MACU, allowing students to prepare for licensure through coursework, practicum and internship opportunities.

MACU's M.S. in Marital, Couples & Family Counseling was named by Intelligent.com as one of the Best Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy programs in the country in 2020. The ranking specifically noted MACU's flexibility in start dates, making our M.S. in Marital, Couples & Family Counseling an excellent option for busy adult learners. 

Course List

COUN 5413 Interpersonal Communication in Counseling and Relationships
COUN 5613 Marital and Family Treatment Techniques
COUN 6353 Human Sexuality in Counseling
COUN 6463 Clinical Issues of Aging, Death and Dying
COUN 6633 Addiction and Chemical Dependency Counseling
COUN 6733 Child/Adolescent Psychopathology/Counseling

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