Marriage and Family Therapy, Master | Online (optional) | Abilene Christian University | Abilene, United States
M.M.F.T. On Campus Online

Marriage and Family Therapy

24 months
1264 USD/credit 37920 USD/year
1264 USD/credit 37920 USD/year
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Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University prepares you for Christian service and leadership in a variety of secular and faith-based settings where you can help families and couples work through and cope with difficult issues.


Key facts

Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University combines theory and clinical training, including a 500-hour internship, typically at ACU’s on-site Marriage and Family Institute. 

As our world become more complex, more and new challenges face families of all shapes and sizes, from financial to emotional. This means the need for professionals in this area is on the rise: The Department of Labor reports that this career field will grow faster than the average occupation through 2024.


  • Marriage Counselor
  • Clinical Therapist
  • Family Therapist
  • Addiction Counselor
  • Clinical Program Director
  • Case Manager

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Family Theory/General Systems Theory
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy across the Life Cycle
  • Theological Perspectives on Human Behavior
  • Family Therapy 
  • Systemic Diagnosis & Assessment 
  • Professional Ethics and Law 
  • Family Life Cycle 
  • Cultural Diversity in Marriage and Family Therapy 
  • Therapy Across the Life-Cycle 
  • Addictive Disorders 
  • Sexual Therapy
  • Family Therapy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete an online application; 
  • Pay the $65 application fee; 
  • An official transcript(s) in English (or translated to English) of all previous colleges attended. The transcript must indicate an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent. If you attended a college or university located outside of the United States, a transcript evaluation by World Education Services is required; 
  • A cumulative undergraduate approximate B average or above in the area of focus or related area and evidence of an overall productive GPA; 
  • A minimum GRE score of 280 
  • Three letters of recommendation;  
  • A written purpose statement declaring why the applicant wishes to study marriage and family therapy at ACU and what he or she plans to do professionally upon graduation;  
  • Complete the psychosocial history form; 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1264 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    37920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1264 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Abilene

932 - 1728 USD /month
Living costs

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


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