M.Sc. On Campus

Marriage and Family Therapy

Seattle Pacific University

24 months
815 USD/credit 28525 USD/year
815 USD/credit 28525 USD/year
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Marriage and family therapists are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy and family systems, and licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of individuals, marriage, couples, and family systems. The Marriage and Family Therapy program is offered by Seattle Pacific University.


Congruent with Seattle Pacific University mission, the Marriage and Family Therapy program provides high-quality education and training in a faithfully Christian context. Students develop competent skills as beginning marriage and family therapists, engage with the culture through clinical training contexts, and develop an awareness of their own character issues.


Seattle Pacific University is preparing students for service and leadership by fostering holistic growth through rigorous academic study, character formation, and vocational preparation that establishes a foundation for a thriving, faithful, and meaningful life.


SPU is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History, Systems, & Christian Pers. 
  • Theories of MFT 
  • Social Ecology of Family
  • Ethical Issues & Crisis Intervention 
  • Clinical Practicum I
  • Psychopathology, Family Systems
  • Becoming a Systems Therapist 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


70 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • At least two letters of recommendation.
  • Complete official transcripts from any college or university you’ve attended.
  • A 3.0 or better GPA in your most recent 45 quarter credits, or in all undergraduate work.
  • A passing score on the entrance exam for your program.
  • Satisfaction of program-specific entrance requirements.
  • Payment of the application fee of $50 or $75, depending on the program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28525 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 815 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    28525 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 815 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Seattle

1480 - 2580 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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