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MS Master of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy General Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy specialization

Overview

Prepare yourself for expanded career opportunities and job satisfaction in the counseling field. Capella University's online Master's in Family Therapy program develops your proficiency in addressing disorders within the family system.

In compliance with COAMFTE's policy on public disclosure, Capella University reports publicly student achievement data (including graduation rates, national exam pass rates, and licensure rates), expected program length, and maximum time to complete the degree. This information may be found on the COAMFTE website. Capella University's program has been COAMFTE-accredited since May, 2013.

This COAMFTE- and CACREP-accredited program includes a rigorous combination of distance education and face-to-face preparation. The curriculum includes online coursework, residential colloquia, and clinical field experiences to prepare you for state licensure eligibility.

To learn more about this degree program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

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Degree Outcomes

With your Master's in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy from Capella, you'll integrate and apply research and theories in the practice of marriage and family therapy, including relational/systemic theories, theories of individual and family development across the life span, and other foundational theories in marriage and family therapy to clinical practice. You'll also learn to think critically and write effectively in the discipline by analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating the theoretical and practice issues relevant to family dynamics and systems theory in the field of marriage and family therapy. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com.

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online program in general marriage and family counseling/therapy include behavioral disorder counselor, counselor, marriage and family therapist, mental health counselor, substance abuse counselor, therapist or vocational counselor. Potential workplaces and fields include mental health, educational institutions, private sector, health care or child welfare/children's services.