Marital and Family Therapy

Southern Nazarene University

24 months
620 USD/credit
620 USD/credit
Tuition fee
Apply date
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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

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).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Marital and Family Therapy
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