Marriage & Family Therapy

Master of Science

Make an impact in the lives of individuals and families as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

JBU's MS in Marriage and Family Therapy prepares students for successful careers as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). Through the integration of classroom instruction and clinical preparation, students are exceptionally equipped for counseling careers and ministry positions.

JBU's graduate counseling programs are widely known for producing excellent counselors and therapists. With an average passage rate of over 90% on national board exams and an emphasis on clinical preparation, JBU trains you to make a significant impact on families and communities.

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The Facts

Program Length

The M.S. in Marriage & Family is 64 credit hours. A student can choose to pursue both an M.S in Marriage & Family Therapy and an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling--totaling 79 credit hours. Time to completion depends on whether a student pursues this degree part-time or full-time. 

Course Format

Face-to-face Counseling courses are offered in multiple locations: Fort Smith, Little Rock, Rogers, and Siloam Springs. Around one-third of the courses are available online. 

Play Therapy Emphasis

Students in this program can choose to emphasize in Play Therapy, which uses a variety of play and creative arts techniques to better assist children to communicate their thoughts and feelings.