The Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy degree prepares students to provide therapy and counseling to couples and families. Many theological seminaries offer M.S. in Marital and Family Therapy degrees to both clergy and lay people who wish to be able to provide therapy services within churches, parachurch organizations, pastoral counseling services and in independent practice.
Some theological seminaries offer M.S. programs that can be completed as a dual-degree option along with a Master of Divinity (M.Div) degree. Clergy who already hold an M.Div. may find a divinity school that offers advanced standing for its M.S. programs, allowing the clergyperson to apply M.Div. coursework to the requirements for the Marital and Family Therapy degree.
Applicants to Marital and Family Therapy programs should be aware that a degree program is only part of the therapist qualification process: Candidates will need to complete a supervised practicum and sit for an exam before earning a license.
Seminaries with Accredited Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy Degrees
- Fuller Theological Seminary (M.S. in Marital and Family Therapy)
- Western Seminary (M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy)
Looking for other seminary degree programs? There are:
- M.A. in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Degrees
- M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Degrees
- M.A. in Counseling Degrees
- M.A. in Youth and Family Ministry Degrees
- M.Div. degrees
There are still many other accredited degree programs.