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Accredited Colleges Offering Marriage & Family Therapy Degrees

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Family and marriage therapists work as trained counselors to help struggling marriages or family relationships function in a more healthy way. Marriage and family therapists are trained to listen and identify underlying problems in a family or marriage relationship, and they work to resolve the issues both within and outside of counseling sessions. They often work in private practices, providing support to individual clients by appointment. As with all counselors, they must be able to identify underlying problems to provide appropriate counseling and support.

Marriage and family therapists apply specific concepts of family dynamics to their counseling methods. They work to pinpoint, address, and treat mental and emotional disorders within a family or marriage dynamic to improve domestic situations. Generally, marriage and family therapists are trying to help clients modify their perception of a particular situation in order to enhance communications and cooperation among members of a family or between spouses in a marriage. Marriage and family therapists may work with groups of people, either as a single large family or as groups of couples and families together, or they may work more intimately with individual family members or couples. Individual methods of therapists may also very greatly, but certain standard practices are generally considered the typical treatment and result of marriage or family counseling.

Marriage and family therapists may also work with other types of counselors and psychiatrists to make appropriate referrals for patients who suffer from additional problems that may be causing problems but cannot be treated through marriage and family therapy alone. Some marriage and family therapists also perform research or teach courses in interpersonal relations, as their experience makes them experts in human interaction.

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Accredited Colleges Offering Marriage & Family Therapy Degrees
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University of the Rockies Online Annual Tuition Not Provided Recommend Rate Add Review
52 Programs, 1 in Marriage & Family Therapy (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • MA in Counseling - Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling Specialization
Capella University Annual Tuition $12,348 Recommend Rate 83% (6 reviews)
261 Programs, 4 in Marriage & Family Therapy (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • MS - Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy (CACREP-, COAMFTE-accredited)
  • MS - Sex Therapy
  • Post-Bacc Cert In Counseling (CERT) - Contemporary Theory in Couple and Family Systems
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (CERT) - Play Therapy
Walden University Annual Tuition Not Provided Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
361 Programs, 15 in Marriage & Family Therapy (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • BS in Human Services - Self-Designed
  • Doctor of Social Work (DSW) - Family Studies and Interventions
  • Master of Social Work - Social Work With Children and Families
  • MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Military Families & Culture
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Abilene Christian University
Campuses: Abilene
Annual Tuition $28,350 Recommend Rate Add Review
Adler University
Campuses: Vancouver
Annual Tuition $38,580 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alliant International University
Campuses: San Diego
Annual Tuition $15,816 Recommend Rate Add Review
Antioch University-New England
Campuses: Keene
Annual Tuition $27,010 Recommend Rate Add Review
Appalachian State University
Campuses: Boone
Annual Tuition $18,670 Recommend Rate Add Review
Argosy University
Campuses: Seattle
Annual Tuition $13,663 - $14,071 Recommend Rate 50% (2 reviews)
Arizona State University
Campuses: Tempe, Glendale, Scottsdale, Mesa, ...
Annual Tuition $11,209 - $23,654 Recommend Rate Add Review
Brandman University
Campuses: Lacey, Silverdale
Annual Tuition $8,800 Recommend Rate Add Review
Brandman University (Online Campus)
Campuses: Silverdale, Bremerton, Ft. Lewis, McChord AFB, ...
Annual Tuition Not Provided Recommend Rate Add Review
Brigham Young University
Campuses: Provo
Annual Tuition $4,850 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
California Lutheran University
Campuses: Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, Woodland Hills
Annual Tuition $35,720 Recommend Rate Add Review
California State University-Dominguez Hills
Campuses: Carson
Annual Tuition $17,260 Recommend Rate Add Review
Capella University
Campuses: Minneapolis
Annual Tuition $12,348 Recommend Rate 83% (6 reviews)
Central Connecticut State University
Campuses: New Britain
Annual Tuition $20,211 Recommend Rate Add Review
Chapman University
Campuses: Orange
Annual Tuition $43,573 Recommend Rate Add Review
Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Campuses: New Orleans
Annual Tuition $23,574 Recommend Rate Add Review
Christian Theological Seminary
Campuses: Indianapolis
Annual Tuition $10,656 Recommend Rate Add Review
The College of New Jersey
Campuses: Ewing
Annual Tuition $25,135 Recommend Rate Add Review
The College of Saint Rose
Campuses: Albany
Annual Tuition $27,684 Recommend Rate Add Review
Converse College
Campuses: Spartanburg
Annual Tuition $29,124 Recommend Rate Add Review
Drexel University
Campuses: Philadelphia
Annual Tuition $37,505 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Duquesne University
Campuses: Pittsburgh
Annual Tuition $31,385 Recommend Rate Add Review
East Carolina University
Campuses: Greenville
Annual Tuition $20,256 Recommend Rate Add Review
Eastern University
Campuses: Saint Davids
Annual Tuition $28,090 Recommend Rate Add Review
Evangelical Seminary
Campuses: Myerstown
Annual Tuition $12,534 Recommend Rate Add Review
Fairfield University
Campuses: Fairfield
Annual Tuition $42,920 Recommend Rate Add Review
Fitchburg State University
Campuses: Fitchburg
Annual Tuition $15,065 Recommend Rate Add Review
Florida State University
Campuses: Tallahassee
Annual Tuition $21,673 Recommend Rate Add Review
Florida Tech
Campuses: Online
Annual Tuition $14,724 Recommend Rate Add Review
Fordham University
Campuses: Bronx
Annual Tuition $43,902 Recommend Rate Add Review

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