Marriage & Family Therapy

ACU’s Master of Marriage and Family Therapy program combines relevant courses in courses in couple, family, and child therapy; mental illness; substance abuse and addiction; and assessment and diagnosis to provide professional clinical training for students seeking mental health licensure.

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Master of Marriage and Family Therapy

Graduate study in Marriage and Family Therapy at Abilene Christian University combines a systems/relational understanding of people's lives with theory, clinical training, and the integration of faith and learning. The two-year, 60-hour program prepares graduates for Christian service and leadership in a variety of secular and faith-based settings.

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The Marriage and Family Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education.

Student Achievement Data 

  • Advertised Program Length: 2 Years
  • Maximum Time to Complete Program: 7 Years
Cohort Year Graduation Rate National Exam Pass Rate Licensure Rate
Fall 2005 - Spring 2006100.00%100.00%40.00%
Fall 2006 - Spring 2007100.00%92.31%60.00%
Fall 2007 - Spring 2008100.00%93.33%60.00%
Fall 2008 - Spring 200995.00%100.00%47.37%
Fall 2009 - Spring 2010100.00%92.86%72.22%
Fall 2010 - Spring 201193.33%80.00%57.14%
Fall 2011 - Spring 201295.65%94.74%N/A*
Fall 2012 - Spring 2013100%100%N/A*

The above data are provided in accordance with COAMFTE requirements. 

*Data for the Fall 2012 cohort is not yet available because students in this cohort have not completed the program or have not yet completed licensure requirements.


Mobile devices may help engage students at the undergraduate level, but do they have a similar impact among the rigors of graduate school? Jaime Goff, director of ACU's Marriage and Family Studies, discusses her experimentation.

Jaime Goff |
Associate Professor of Marriage & Family Therapy

Associate professor Jaime Goff, Chair of the Department of Marriage and Family Studies, found that mobile-learning tools could enrich students' experiences in graduate-level marriage and family therapy classes.

Application Deadline:
 Fall 2017
  • February 15, 2017

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