M.A. On Campus

Marriage and Family Counseling

Asbury Theological Seminary

36 months
692 USD/credit 17300 USD/year
692 USD/credit 17300 USD/year
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Asbury Theological Seminary’s 63-hour Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling offers instruction in the theory and practice of professional counseling within a Christian worldview. 


Asbury Theological Seminary Marriage and Family Counseling degree integrates a biblical and theological foundation for relationships with an understanding of historical and contemporary theory in order to meet academic and professional standards.

The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling meets academic requirements for eligibility as a licensed marriage and family counselor for many states.

As you complete your degree, you’ll be able to

  • Master clinical skills in individual and systemic therapeutic models at an accomplished level, including an ability to articulate the theoretical foundations for these skills.
  • Practice professional behavior that maintains appropriate boundaries, conforms to ethical standards and reflects respect and sensitivity for persons from diverse backgrounds.
  • Practice theological and theoretical integration that is demonstrated in both theories and a mature, biblically grounded understanding of God and persons.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Missional Formation 
  • Biblical Narrative 
  • Counseling and Christian Beliefs 
  • Family Systems Theory 
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling 
  • Dynamics of Human Sexuality
  • Couples Counseling Theory and Interventions
  • The Counseling Relationship: Process and Skills 
  • Psychopathology: Theory and Assessments
  • Assessment Inventories in Counseling 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


75 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application 
  • $50 non-refundable Application Fee
  • Accredited baccalaureate degree
  • The M.A. [BS] program requires a 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA
  • Official transcripts from all schools where classes were taken for more than one semester
  • Personal history essay  (1050-1500 words) 350-500 words per question.
  • Four references completed on the Admissions Office form at, including a pastoral reference (required) and a professor or academic administrator reference (recommended). Laity or personal acquaintances are accepted.
  • For applicants whose primary language is not English, a TOEFL score of 550 (79 internet-based) or an IELTS score of 7.
  • Background Check
  • A personal interview may be required upon request by the Admissions Committee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 692 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    17300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 692 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Willow Street

1000 - 1500 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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