Help Support Healthy Relationships and Families with a Degree in Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling

In times of difficulty, families and couples need the guidance of an expert counselor. With a Master of Science (MS) in Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling from Mid-America Christian University, you can fill the vital role of a healer, mediator and guide to those in need. MACU’s nationally recognized program emphasizes Christian values while giving students specialized training to become a competent therapist who is able to treat individuals and families with passion, confidence and patience.

Why pursue a Counseling degree from MACU? 

  • • MACU's Counseling degree programs were recently recognized by as one of the best in the U.S. for educational excellence, affordability and faculty quality
  • • Combine professional critical thinking and a Christian faith-based approach when offering counseling in secular and ministry settings
  • • Learn leading-edge mental health theories and treatment approaches from real-world counselors and psychology professionals
  • • Gain an understanding of cultural and ethnical differences to help treat sensitive matters
  • • Utilize MACU’s Student Services team for tutoring, mentorship, homework help and more  
  • • Take your classes one at a time, evenings on campus or 100% online
  • • Explore career paths as a family and couples therapist or pursue a job in an adoption agency, residential treatment center, social service agency, mental health center and more 

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Our accelerated courses can be completed in as little as five weeks, allowing you to finish your degree quickly. Take one class at a time so you can focus on your career dreams.


With classes available 100% online or one night a week in the evenings, there is always time to fit school into your busy schedule. Our classes utilize a state-of-the art learning management system to help simplify and centralize your education.


MACU tuition costs 20% less than private universities nationwide. We are dedicated to making a great Christian education accessible, so we offer convenient payment plans and other opportunities for financial assistance. 

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