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Marriage and Family Therapy

Pfeiffer University

36 months
680 USD/credit 15640 USD/year
680 USD/credit 15640 USD/year
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The mission of Pfeiffer’s master of arts in Marriage and Family Therapy program at Pfeiffer University is to provide effective clinical and academic training to students who affirm the dignity and integrity of all individuals through the competent practice of therapy.


Learning outcomes

You will meet the academic and experiential requirements for licensure as a marriage and family therapist in the state of North Carolina, preparing you for the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB) at Pfeiffer University national examination in marital and family therapy. This Marriage and Family Therapy exam is accepted by most U.S. states and some territories;


The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Family Therapy: Children and Adolescents
  • Advanced Human Growth and Development
  • Advanced Psychopathology in the Family Context
  • Diagnosis of Mental and Emotional Disorders
  • Assessment and Treatment Planning in Family Therapy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


69 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Begin the online application process by completing the linked inquiry form.
  • Submit your official transcripts from all undergraduate colleges attended.
  • Depending on the program, submit your graduate admissions test scores. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) and Miller Analogies Test (MAT) are all acceptable.
  • Submit a current professional resume.  A combination of past academic achievement and related work experience may qualify applicants for a waiver of the testing requirement. 
  • Submit the required letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 680 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    15640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 680 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Albemarle

900 - 1400 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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