MS in Marriage & Family Therapy

JBU's MS in Marriage and Family Therapy prepares students for successful careers in family counseling. Through the integration of classroom instruction and clinical preparation, students are exceptionally equipped for counseling careers and ministry positions.

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Strengthen Relationships

Four Reasons to Study Marriage & Family Therapy at JBU

Reason #1

Strengthen Relationships

With a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, you can help bring families back together and rebuild family bonds.

Learn From Experienced Faculty

Four Reasons to Study Marriage & Family Therapy at JBU

Reason #2

Learn From Experienced Faculty

You'll learn from men and women who have extensive academic training and years of clinical experience, and you'll benefit from current research in the field.

Prepare for Private Practice

Four Reasons to Study Marriage & Family Therapy at JBU

Reason #3

Prepare for Private Practice

Through a combination of classroom experience and hands-on counseling preparation, MFT students are uniquely equipped for opening their own counseling clinics.

Unique Focus on Christian Values

Four Reasons to Study Marriage & Family Therapy at JBU

Reason #4

Unique Focus on Christian Values

At JBU, we believe in education of the whole person – head, heart, hand. All of our courses are taught from a Christian worldview, with faculty who are committed to the academic and spiritual growth of our students.

Nick Cornett

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Nick Cornett

Assistant Professor of Counseling

Cornett is passionate about strengthening life’s most precious relationships. With diverse training in counseling, marriage and family therapy, and play therapy, Dr. Cornett enjoys coming alongside children, couples, and families in their journeys toward healing and growth.

Ph.D., University of North Texas
M.S., John Brown University
B.S., John Brown University

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Barry Wingfield

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Barry Wingfield

Director, Little Rock CARE Clinic
Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy

Wingfield has practiced in a variety of mental health settings including acute adolescence, acute geriatric, outpatient individual and outpatient family settings. He has also held ministry and pastoral positions in youth ministry, college ministry, and family ministry in Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana.

Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Monroe
M.S., Texas A&M University
B.A., Harding University

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DeAnne Terrell

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DeAnne Terrell

Professor of Counseling Psychology

Terrell's vast experience includes case management, working with a DA’s office and a university to treat juvenile child sexual abuse clients, and as a psychologist in a Federal prison. Most recently she served for 15 years at Richmont Graduate University as a faculty member and dean of students.

Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
M.S., Georgia State University
B.A., Samford University

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