Couple in counseling session with counselor

Master of Marriage and Family Therapy

Help others overcome personal obstacles

Help clients overcome problems within their families and relationships, as well as mental and emotional disorders with ACU’s online Master of Marriage and Family Therapy.

The need for professionals who can help couples and families work through and cope with difficult issues is on the rise. The Department of Labor reports that this career field will grow faster than the average occupation through 2024. This 60-hour graduate program will prepare you for Christian service and leadership in a variety of secular and faith-based clinical, medical or counseling settings.

You will receive practical training in couple, family and child therapy; mental illness; substance abuse and addiction; and assessment and diagnosis. You will gain real-world experience through a 500-hour internship.

You may also elect to pursue a specialization in Medical Family Therapy, a growing area of interest in the mental health profession, through a 15-credit, 11-month certificate program.

Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of families in your community? Talk to us today or apply now.

Program Overview

Credit hours 60
Degree MMFT
Program length minimum of 32 months
Tracks 4


You will take courses such as:

  • Family Theory
  • Systemic Diagnosis & Assessment
  • Cultural Diversity in Family Therapy
  • Couples Therapy


  • Child and Adolescent Therapy 
  • Medical Family Therapy
  • Therapy with Military Families
  • Treatment of Trauma

Admission Requirements

  • A written purpose statement declaring why the applicant wishes to study marriage and family therapy or medical family therapy at ACU and what he or she plans to do professionally upon graduation; 
  • Three letters of recommendation;   
  • Complete the psychosocial history form;  
  • Quality of life that reflects high moral standards; and  
  • Video conference interview with the program director may be requested.

See full ACU online graduate catalog, including admission requirements here
For a comprehensive list of admission requirements please contact a Graduate Advisor.


Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.