School of Graduate Studies

Master of Science in

Marriage and Family Therapy


A Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy will educate students from a biblical worldview regarding the systemic treatment of individuals, couples, and families.

Completion of the degree will offer a path for licensure as a marriage and family therapist in the State of Arizona and prepare students for continued education pursuing doctoral degrees.

Career settings include private practice, residential agencies, acute inpatient treatment (hospitals), day treatment, hospice settings, foster care organizations, churches and other faith communities, and in-home treatment programs.

Residential cohort based except the 9 hours of optional classes to pursue the Families and Disability emphasis.

Admissions Requirements

    • Undergraduate bachelor’s degree from an institutionally accredited organization.  Non-institutionally accredited organizations and international applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 3-year international degrees may be considered.
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA.  Students that do not meet this minimum but are within 10% of the required GPA or who have other compelling strengths in their application may be designated by the director of admissions for review by the Graduate Admission Review Board.
    • Contact information for two character references that can be reached if needed.  These should be academic or professional references.
    • Evidence in the application of agreement with ACU’s statement of faith and core convictions, a deep and credible Christian faith, and vocational fit with the program. 
    • Interview with a faculty member

Degree Concentrations

  • General – No Concentration (57 Credit Hours Required)
  • Concentration in Families with Disabilities (57 + 9 Additional Credit Hours Required)



School of Graduate Studies

Arizona Christian University
Building 3600
1 W. Firestorm Way
Glendale, AZ 85306

(602) 489-5300

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