Marriage and Family Counseling

Gonzaga University

M.A. On Campus
24 months
1030 USD/credit
1030 USD/credit
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Marriage and Family Counseling from Gonzaga University develops your individualized theory of counseling and provides you with the professional training to practice as a professional counselor who specializes in marital, couple and family counseling, address a wide variety of issues in the context of relationships and families and apply research and theory to practical experiences.


Marriage and Family Counseling from Gonzaga University helps students build professional skills through supervised internships in the community, engage in self-discovery, personal growth and development, develop insight and awareness, including a clear understanding of the boundaries between personal and client issues and maintain strong mental health; we provide referrals outside the program for counseling when necessary.

Graduates with Marriage and Family Counseling from Gonzaga University will be prepared counselors who are:

  • Prepared to serve as advocates, educators and leaders
  • Adept at strengthening individuals, families and communities
  • Creative
  • Productive
  • Socially just
  • Service-oriented leaders in the counseling profession

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Critical Issues and Ethics in Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Counseling Theories
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Pyschopathology & Pyschopharmacology
  • Group Process
  • Assessment in Counseling
  • Human Sexuality
  • Occupational Choice and Career Development in Counseling
  • Advanced Family Systems
  • Group Facilitation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The application will open in September and may remain open after the date above until the cohort reaches capacity. 




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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 GRE score is not required. Faculty consider each application holistically and GPA is just one of several elements; therefore, there is not a minimum requirement.

  • Official Transcripts

  • Interview

  • Copy of passport picture page

  • Statement of Purpose

  • Resumé

  • Provide two professional recommender(s) who can evaluate your leadership, interpersonal skills, critical thinking, judgment, professional practice and your ability and capacity to complete a graduate degree. 

  • Proof of English Language

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1030 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1030 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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