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Marital and Family Therapy, MFT

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Bethany, OK, United States
In addition to the high quality training in the general area of counseling, the Graduate Programs in Counseling at Southern Nazarene University offers students the opportunity for specialized education in the area of Marital and Family Therapy. 


By learning a systems-based and inter-generational approach to counseling, our students are provided the training and skills to have transformational impacts on couples and families in diverse clinical settings.

Learning outcomes

In the state of Oklahoma, many interested in working in the area of marriage, couples, and family therapy will pursue credentials as a Licensed Marital and Family Theraphy graduate (LMFT). 

Marital and family therapists have the opportunity to provide counseling services to families, couples, and individuals of varying ages and demographics in settings such as community mental health agencies, hospitals, schools, and even private practice.

To become a marital and family therapist, Southern Nazarene University offers a 60-hour degree program that culminates in a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MACP).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Marital & Family Systems Theories
  • Theories & Techniques of Counseling 
  • Psychopathology

Detailed Programme Facts

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

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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

You must meet the following requirements to apply to our program:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university; 
  • Have taken at least 18 hours of psychology related undergraduate coursework (General or Introduction to Psychology and Statistics are required); 
  • Send your official transcripts in order to verify that you meet our application requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    620 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 620 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    620 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 620 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Bethany

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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