Marriage and Family Therapy

Oklahoma Baptist University

24 months
550 USD/credit
550 USD/credit
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The Marriage and Family Therapy program of Oklahoma Baptist University trains students to provide therapeutic services from a relational and systemic perspective in counseling agencies, schools, hospitals, churches, on the mission field and in private practice.


The Marriage and Family Therapy program of Oklahoma Baptist University equips students to apply their professional skills in order to bring healing to families, couples and individuals. The MFT Program also equips students to understand the role that faith plays in clients' lives and relationships.

Program Summary

MFT Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to train students in a relational and systemic approach in order to equip marriage and family therapists for the compassionate, ethical practice of therapy with a diverse, multi-cultural and global society.

The graduate program in Marriage and Family Therapy at Oklahoma Baptist University is designed to meet the needs of college graduates who desire training in marriage and family therapy that will prepare them to apply for professional certification or licensure and clinical membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).

The program teaches students to implement relational, systemic approaches in the practice of marriage and family therapy. The program also helps students consider how personal faith and a Christian perspective­ and values can inform their MFT practice across a variety of settings. It focuses on both academic course work and supervised clinical ­experience with individuals, couples and families under a variety of clinical conditions. It endeavors to establish a professional role identity for the family therapist as a clinician who can work both in private and public domains, and in institutional as well as outpatient sett­ings. 

Students receive intensive specialized training, which gives them a firm base for becoming competent therapists who understand and are able to treat individuals and families from a systems vantage point and know how to deal with the societal and cultural forces that influence family relation­ships. They are exposed to a variety of theoretical paradigms used in family therapy and assisted in critically examining each of them with the purpose of developing a proficiency as marriage and family therapists based on the integration of their personal qualities with their knowledge of individual, marital and family dynamics, resources, and possibilities for change.

Other distinctions include:

  • Emphasis on high academic quality with a robust MFT foundation resulting in successful licensure pass rates
  • Faculty with diverse clinical experiences and experience teaching in MFT-specific programs
  • Faculty with AAMFT Approved Supervisor credentials and with LMFT State Licensure Board experience
  • Systems-oriented training for excellent preparation to work with families and couples
  • Evening classes with flexibility to complete degree on 2, 3 or 4 year tracks
  • Embedded training facility (Kemp MFT Clinic) and diverse selection of practicum sites (local and state-wide)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Family Therapy
  • Basic Therapy Skills
  • Psychopathology
  • Developmental Contexts: Gender, Ethnicity, and Religion
  • Family and Individual Assessment 
  • Marital Therapy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students whose first language is not English and whose undergraduate degree was not earned from an accredited college or university in the U.S. must submit official results of either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Copy of Bank Statement
  • Copy of passport
  • OBU's signed financial guarantee
  • Official Transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    550 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 550 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    550 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 550 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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