ACU’s Master of Marriage and Family Therapy program prepares you for Christian service and leadership in a variety of secular and faith-based settings where you can help families and couples work through and cope with difficult issues.
As our world become more complex, more and new challenges face families of all shapes and sizes, from financial to emotional. This means the need for professionals in this area is on the rise: The Department of Labor reports that this career field will grow faster than the average occupation through 2024.
ACU’s graduate program in marriage and family therapy combines theory and clinical training, including a 500-hour internship, typically at ACU’s on-site Marriage and Family Institute. Learn about other internship opportunities in Abilene.
Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of families in your community? Talk to us today or apply now.
Note: This degree is also available online.
|Degree||Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (M.M.F.T.)|
|Program length||2 years|
|Training Tracks||Three options
|Application deadline for Fall 2018||
February 15 for priority review.
May 1 for standard review (deadline may extend if space is available)
You will take courses such as:
The Marriage and Family Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
COAMFTE Student Achievement Criteria Data for ACU’s Master of Marriage and Family Therapy
|Minimum Program Length*: 2 Years / Advertised Program Length*: 2 Years / Maximum Time to Complete Program*: 7 Years|
|Year Students Entered Program**||# of Students in Program (optional)||Graduation Rate (Minimum Time)||Graduation Rate (Advertised Time)||Graduation Rate (Maximum Time)||Job Placement Rate***||National Exam Pass Rate****|
*Minimum length of time is the shortest time possible that a student could complete the program (i.e., a23 student doubled up on coursework one semester and was able to graduate early). Advertised length of time is how long the program is designed to complete as written. Maximum length of time is the maximum allowable time in which a student could finish the program (i.e., if a student needed to take time off due to illness, family responsibilities, etc.).
**Programs are only required to provide data on the past 10 years/cohorts or since the program was initially accredited, whichever is shorter.
***This is defined as the percentage of graduates from the cohort year listed that are employed within 3 years of their graduation utilizing skills learned in the COAMFTE accredited program. Masters and Doctoral programs are required to provide this information. Post-Degree programs are encouraged to share this with the public.
**** Master programs are required to provide this information. Doctoral and Post-Degree programs are encouraged to share this with the public. For Master’s programs only, COAMFTE has established a benchmark of 70% pass rate for each cohort.
See full ACU graduate admissions requirements here.