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Make a difference in people’s lives
with ACU’s online Master of Marriage and Family Therapy

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Program Highlights

  • Earn your degree in a minimum of 32 months, taking one 7-week course at a time.
  • Seek initial licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy therapist in Texas* with elective selections of Group Psychotherapy and Career Counseling.
  • Gain membership in the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT).
  • Be part of a Christ-centered online community with professors and classmates.

Our Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT) program provides a unique approach to learning. In addition to online courses, you’ll complete a clinical internship designed to equip you with professional clinical training and hands-on therapy practice. The clinical internship includes direct hours with clients, under the direction of an ACU faculty instructor and your site supervisor. This process helps you to become an effective therapist and provides opportunity to apply the theories and skills you are learning to the real world.

*Non-Texas residents are advised to confirm and review the particular LMFT licensure requirements in the state in which they reside or plan to practice as a therapist.

At ACU, you can also specialize your MMFT. Concentration course topics include:

A Flexible Way to Help Fix Families

In designing its online MMFT program, ACU sought to reach those who have a strong desire to help families heal but whose own family or other obligations require sufficient time away from the classroom.

Listen to program director Dr. Sara Blakeslee Salkil, dean Dr. Jaime Goff, and MMFT student Whitney Henderson and graduate Beau Davis share how this program meets those objectives and blesses not only their own lives, but the lives of those with whom they interact.

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Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU.

Mobile Learning Innovation

Because you are immersed in a digitally connected world, ACU is committed to providing innovative technologies that can help you build rapport and develop meaningful relationships with instructors and your fellow students.

Our online learning platform allows you to communicate with professors from mobile devices and interact with classmates through group work, blogs, and discussion boards.

ACU’s online flexibility empowers you to balance work, family, church, and other personal commitments while earning your degree.

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