Marriage and Family Counseling

Gonzaga University

24 months
1160 USD/credit
1160 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Marriage and Family Counseling Program provides the training you need to practice as a professional counselor who specializes in marital, couple and family counseling.


Courses build the professional knowledge and skills necessary to address a wide variety of issues in the context of relationships and families. Our program includes multi-media instruction and opportunities to apply research and theory to real-world clients through supervised internships (600 required hours) and practicums (100 required hours) in community agencies.

Our program also focuses on personal growth and development. We believe successful counselors should have insight and awareness, and a clear understanding of the boundaries between personal and client issues. We encourage self-discovery and strong mental health, and we provide referrals outside the program for counseling when necessary.

Our graduates are prepared to serve as advocates, educators and leaders in strengthening individuals, families and communities. The program positions you for career opportunities in a variety of settings, including family counseling, social service and mental health agencies; college counseling centers; and private practice.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Critical Issues in Counseling
  • Counseling Theories
  • Counseling Pre-Practicum
  • Research and Statistics
  • Introduction to Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Psychopathology & Psychopharmacology
  • Group Process
  • Counseling Practicum
  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Counseling Internship
  • Advanced Family Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed graduate application. Within the application you will be required to submit the following: 2 letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose (guidelines are included in the application).
  • One official transcript from each college or university attended. If you attend Gonzaga, please note that GU transcripts are ordered by the Graduate Admissions Office on your behalf.
  • Official scores from the Graduate Records Exam (GRE) general aptitude test or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Scores must be less than 5 years old. this requirement may be waived if you have completed an advanced degree
  • An interview with the department
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      1160 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 1160 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      1160 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 1160 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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