Marriage and Family Counseling

Mississippi College

12 months
645 USD/credit
645 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The mission of the Marriage and Family Counseling Program at Mississippi College is to help students acquire core competencies, as well as specialized knowledge and skill, necessary to perform effectively as marriage and family counselors. 


The Marriage and Family Counseling program at Mississippi College wishes to recruit students from diverse backgrounds who demonstrate character, maturity, scholarship, leadership, church/community involvement, and interest in the counseling profession. 

Learning outcomes

Students participating in the Marriage and Family Counseling Program receive training in the theories, models, and techniques of professional counseling with specialized preparation in work with couples and families, and other members of the behavioral healthcare and ministry teams in church, agency, hospital, and other marriage and family treatment settings. Students are expected to complete supervised clinical training in approved sites.

A minimum of 60 semester hours in qualifying, core, and specialized courses. Successful completion of the M.S. degree in Marriage and Family Counseling also requires regular admission to the program, admission to candidacy, completion of a minimum of 600 hours in internship courses, and satisfactory performance on a comprehensive exit examination.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Legal, Ethical, & Professional Issues in Counseling
  • Theories of Personality & Counseling
  • Helping Relationships (Methods & Techniques in Counseling)
  • Research - Methods & Procedures
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Lifespan Development
  • Use & Interpretation of Tests
  • Techniques of Group Counseling
  • Practicum in Counseling & Therapy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an appropriate field of study as determined by the review committee.The applicant must present evidence of satisfactory scholarship with a GPA of at least 3.0 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  • The applicant must submit GRE scores.
  • The student should submit a Goal Statement and Autobiographical Statement.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    645 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 645 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    645 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 645 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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Marriage and Family Counseling
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