2020 Best Online Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT) Master's Programs

By OnlineU Staff | Updated February 26, 2020
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This list highlights the 10 best value colleges offering online master's programs in marriage and family therapy. Pepperdine University is ranked #1, offering a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology - Marriage and Family Therapy for $49,135 per year. Graduates of the school reported a median salary of $116,194. Houston Baptist University, ranked #2 on the list, costs $10,350 annually for an online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Marriage & Family. Alumni reported earning an average mid-career salary of $91,800.

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2020 Online Colleges Offering Marriage & Family Therapy Degrees - Ranking Details

Overview of an Online Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy

An online master's in marriage and family therapy will take two to four years to complete and will require between 45 and 60 semester credit hours. In order to be admitted to a program, an applicant will need to have completed a bachelor's degree. This bachelor's degree does not need to be in a related field, but it can be helpful if they have a bachelor's in psychology or similar. Applicants will also need to supply at least two letters of recommendation, an admissions essay, and a resume. Classes will cover such topics as theories of personality, counseling and advocacy with diverse populations, professional ethics, and methods of family research. Upon completion of one of these programs graduates will be qualified to work as licensed therapists, whether that is in their own practice or as a member of group practice.


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