24 months
33482 USD/year
33482 USD/year
12170 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Auburn University is an applied program that focuses both on training excellent clinicians and competent researchers.

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Clinically, students are trained to work with diverse individuals, couples, and families on a wide variety of presenting issues, such as relationship troubles, trauma, depression, anxiety, and family of origin experiences. Students gain expertise working across the human lifespan, from multi-culturally informed relational/systemic perspectives so that they can intervene ethically and effectively in these family processes. 

The Marriage and Family Therapy  program at Auburn University is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), meeting all educational and pre-graduation clinical hour/supervision requirements for licensure in Alabama as well as most other states. Students leave this two-year program ready to work in entry level family therapy jobs. Additionally, our MFT/M.S. graduates are prepared to and often successfully pursue doctoral training at Auburn or elsewhere.

Key Facts

Students are provided with clinical experience both on campus and at paid internship and clinical assistantship sites across Central and East Alabama (Tuskegee, Alex City, Phenix City, Opelika, Valley and Montgomery). The AU MFT Program partners with the Family and Children’s Services, East Alabama Mental Health Center providing child and family therapy for clients across a five county catchment area; Circle of Care, a Family Resource Center providing a wide variety of services, including therapy services for lower income couples and families in primarily in Chambers County, Alabama; Twin Cedars Inc. providing therapeutic supervised visitation as well as couple & family therapy for families in Lee County through the Keeping Families Connected program; I Am My Brother’s Keeper (IAMBK), offering couple and family therapy for program participants in Tuskegee and Lee County; and the Alabama Department of Youth Services offering multi-family group therapy for incarcerated juvenile sex offenders and their families at Mt. Meigs, Alabama.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Systems Theory & Theoretical Models of MFT
  • Lifespan Development
  • Research Methods for HDFS/Stats
  • Collaborative Care and Psychopharmacology
  • Individual, Couple, and Family Dynamics of Addiction,
  • Recovery, and Treatment
  • Systemic Assessment, Diagnosis andTreatment of Psychopathology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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English requirements

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Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.
  •     Up to three (3) letters of recommendation may be required by the department.  Applicants should contact the department to find out, first, if letters are required.  If so, how many?  And how should these letters be submitted?
  •     One official transcript of all undergraduate and any graduate credits from each school previously attended. If an Auburn University transcript, the Graduate School will acquire the transcript for you
  •     International applicants should provide an official original language transcript and final diploma/certificate(s) accompanied by a certified English translation of each document.

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Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33482 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16741 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    33482 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16741 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6085 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Auburn

850 - 1300 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.

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