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Marriage and Family Therapy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, CA,
If you want to integrate your Christian faith with a passion for guiding others to healing and wholeness in their relationships, we invite you to explore Fuller’s MSMFT program. Within a dedicated community of attentive faculty and supportive fellow students, you’ll be formed to serve as a skilled therapist with a theological understanding that richly informs your work.


  • As the institution that pioneered the integration of psychology and theology, Fuller offers you solid training that cultivates clinical excellence and professionalism undergirded by deep spiritual formation. Our faculty are not only highly respected scholars and practitioners in their fields, they are committed Christian disciples who interweave their faith organically into every class—giving you both the academic knowledge and theological foundation to provide life-giving therapeutic service in any setting, Christian or secular.
  • In Pasadena you will take core courses with the same “cohort” of students, enabling you to go deep with one another and build relationships for life. Our Arizona program similarly provides you an intimate community of rich sharing and formative friendships. Our faculty at both campuses love getting to know their students, encouraging lively classroom dialogue and investing in your personal and spiritual growth. You’ll participate in faculty-led small groups and retreats, exploring issues of calling, identity, and God’s presence in a context of genuine support.
  • Our faculty are closely involved in your clinical training, offering you practical, sensitive guidance in weekly feedback groups. Through a program unique to Fuller, selected students at the Pasadena campus also receive live supervision from certified faculty in either Restoration Therapy or Emotionally Focused Therapy. All students have access to a broad range of practicum options through our dozens of site connections. Whatever your passion, you’ll find a placement to help you test that call.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Integration 
  • Integration Formation Group 
  • Old Testament Introduction 
  • New Testament Introduction 
  • Doing Theology in Global Contexts 
  • Christian Ethics 

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity Full-time
            • Full-time duration 24 months
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus

          English Language Requirements

          You only need to take one of these language tests:

          • Minimum required score:


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            The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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          Academic Requirements

          You need the following GPA score:

          Required score: 3

          Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

          • Reference Forms
          • Religious Autobiography
          • Statement of Purpose
          • Official Transcripts
          • A $75 non-refundable application fee is required for applicants applying online.
          • Fuller Arizona applicants only: MFT interviews are offered to selected applicants as part of the decision process. An invitation to interview is not a guarantee of acceptance to the program.
          • If you are not a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident and planning on studying on applying to the MSMFT program, you may only apply to the Pasadena campus program.

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            425 USD/credit
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 425 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
          • National

            425 USD/credit
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 425 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
          • In-State

            425 USD/credit
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 425 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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          Living costs for Pasadena

          • 1100 - 1600 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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