Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling

Stetson University

895 USD/year
895 USD/year
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Help couples and families develop stronger, healthier relationships. Acquire knowledge in theories, methods and skills for helping others in the Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling program from Stetson University.

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Program Overview

The Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling program from Stetson University will train you to work with individuals, couples and families in a variety of settings. You will also acquire skills to counsel those from diverse backgrounds with an unbiased perspective. Our professors are clinicians who will lend you invaluable insight, connections and advice to help further your career.

Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families and groups to accomplish mental health and wellness. We know our students are well equipped to be successful Marriage, Couple and Family counselors in the field.

Career Significance

The Marriage and Family Counseling Program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, also known as CACREP. CACREP accreditation indicates that programs have a rigorous curriculum and provide comprehensive fieldwork supervision.

Upon graduation, students are eligible to apply to the State of Florida as a Registered Marriage & Family Therapist intern, take the licensure examination and accrue the necessary hours under qualified supervision to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).

The Department of Counselor Education also participates with the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer students advanced in their studies, the opportunity to take the National Counselor Examination (NCE). Passing this exam and completing a few other requirements upon graduation allows the student to become a National Certified Counselor (NCC), saving the graduate two years of post-master's experience to earn this credential.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Evaluation and Assessment
  • Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues
  • Human Relations Methods and Skills
  • Group Counseling
  • Theories of Counseling
  • Human Development
  • Career Counseling
  • Family Systems

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Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


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.
2.8 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official transcripts from all previous universities and/or colleges attended
  • Three professional and/or academic letters of recommendation that can speak to your success in a graduate program
  • Group interview
  • Each student is required to submit scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Scores in the 50th percentile or better on the GRE or a score of 410 or better on the MAT are preferred. 
  • Applicants for the school counseling program who are not fully certified teachers must submit passing scores on the General Knowledge Test

Tuition Fee

  • International

    895 USD/year
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  • National

    895 USD/year
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