Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A. | Fresno Pacific University | Fresno, United States
24 months
540 USD/credit 17550 USD/year
540 USD/credit 17550 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Marriage and Family Therapy from Fresno Pacific University prepares you with the knowledge, skill, and insight to practice counseling in a clinical setting. This program integrates theology, theory, personal formation and professional practice.  


Marriage and Family Therapy from Fresno Pacific University is ideal for any student desiring to help in the healing process of those who have experienced hurt, pain and hardship in life. The program prepares you and covers the content areas required for the California Marriage and Family Therapy licensure exams.


Graduating with an MFT degree from the Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary prepares you for California licensure* as a therapist. FPU Biblical Seminary graduates work as therapists in private counseling centers, their own private practices, county mental health facilities among other places. After graduation, you will continue the 3,000 hour internship requirement for CA state licensing; once the hours are completed you may then apply through the Board of Behavioral Science to take the Licensed Marriage & Family Therapy exam

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bible Knowledge Requirement Seminar
  • The Church and God's Mission in the World
  • Understanding, Interpreting, and Teaching Scripture
  • Theology for Integration 
  • Story of the Church & Its Theology
  • Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


65 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Commitment to and desire for Christian ministry and service
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University
  • Minimum GPA of a 3.0.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Three reference letters: one from a Pastor or Spiritual mentor, one from a professor or employer, and one from a friend
  • Official GRE exam scores
  • Three prerequisite courses: intro to psychology, abnormal psychology, and human development
  • Fifty hours of face-to-face counseling experience
  • Personal profile questions
  • Short answer questions
  • Apply Online
  • Include statement of intent

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    17550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 540 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    17550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 540 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Fresno

990 - 1485 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

Our partners

Marriage and Family Therapy
Fresno Pacific University
Marriage and Family Therapy
Fresno Pacific University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!