M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy


When you join Concordia University, Nebraska’s Marriage & Family Therapy program, you will discover a Scripture-infused view of modern psychology and therapy that transforms marriages, families, and communities by focusing on faith and family perspectives. 

With a master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy, you will: 

  • Prepare for therapy licensure that applies to various psychology and counseling environments including schools, hospitals, churches, private practice, community mental health and social services organizations, and more. 
  • Acquire in-depth, real-world experience through a 300-hour practicum. 
  • Strengthen modern therapy and enhance the impact you have on your clients through Christ-focused perspectives. 
62-64 credit hours
$500 credit hour price
Class Type 100% Online, 8-week courses
24 Months Time to Degree

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Program Highlights


With an M.A. degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Concordia University, you will find a distinctive blend of faith-based instruction and real-world experience: 

  • Consider modern psychological theories and practices with a Christian worldview that empowers both therapist and client to navigate real-world issues within a family systems perspective. 
  • Emphasize a holistic client view that considers how, in light of creation, our humanity influences the therapeutic relationship and family systems perspective. 
  • Apply and exercise the strategies and perspectives you learn during a 300-hour practicum you will complete within your second year of study. 

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Concordia’s MFT program is aligned with the standards for the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) and will be applying for and seeking full accreditation with COAMFTE upon eligibility. Concordia’s MFT program is also recognized by the Higher Learning Commission.


Degree Goals

A graduate of Concordia University’s Marriage and Family Therapy master’s degree will be able to:   

  • Apply knowledge of family science/therapy in a culturally appropriate manner to a wide range of demographic groups. 
  • Demonstrate awareness of one’s personal narrative and faith identity and apply concepts to individual contributions to the field of marriage and family therapy/family science. 
  • Become clinicians who are ethically grounded, demonstrate integrity, and operate within the laws of the profession. 
  • Utilize a variety of theoretical approaches to marriage and family therapy and family education. 
  • Effectively generate lifespan family educational applications for children, adolescents and adults in the study of human growth, development, and sexuality; family dynamics and resource management; parent education and guidance; family life education and interpersonal relationships; and more. 

Career Outcomes

A degree in Marriage and Family Therapy not only enables you to secure a job in therapy or counseling, but also unlocks additional career roles in leadership and administration, teaching and higher education positions, speaking about mental health and specific areas of interest, and pioneering education of Christian perspectives and influence on ministry and counseling. 


  • Use your knowledge and skills to treat individuals, couples, families and groups to support and enhance relationships. 
  • Utilize Christ-focused perspectives to support and restore marriages, strengthen relationships and families, and positively influence entire communities. 


  • Work in hospitals, community outreach organizations, higher education counseling programs, and a wide range of other community-based agencies serving clients while also supervising therapists in training. 


  • With a Marriage and Family Therapist master’s degree, you can explore the world of teaching in higher education as an adjunct professor. 


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