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Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling, Master

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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.


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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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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Living costs for DeLand

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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