Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy - DFW

LeTourneau University's established Marriage and Family Therapy program is training aspiring counseling professionals to make a meaningful difference by empowering individuals, couples, families and groups to strengthen their relationships and improve their spiritual and psychological well-being.

Our hands-on brand of Christian education is now conveniently available in the DFW metroplex. Students will study under distinguished faculty with proven experience in the field. Our MAMFT students put their training to the test well before graduation through practicums, internships, courses and casework.

This unparalleled training ensures students meet all requirements for licensure in marriage and family therapy (LMFT) and as a professional counselor (LPC) through the Texas State Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Requirements in each state vary - see www.AMFTRB.org for information about other states' licensure requirements and process.


Program Requirements

The DFW-based MAMFT program will be offered in a hybrid format, with a mix of online and on-ground courses.

Full Course Requirements

Program course requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Family Systems Theory & Therapy
  • Healthy Family Functioning
  • Counseling Diverse Populations
  • Sex Therapy

To supplement classroom education with hands-on experience, as well as fulfill academic eligibility requirements for LCP and LMFT licensure, students of the MAMFT program complete a counseling practicum, as well as two internships prior to graduation.

Marriage and Family Therapy As A Career

Graduates may serve in a variety of contexts including: church, community, government, military, hospital, school and educational settings, and society at large in a variety of roles such as:

  • Independent counseling practitioners
  • Educators
  • Administrators
  • Family life educators
  • Ministers of family life and counseling
  • Social work and human services roles
  • Youth ministers, pastors, missionaries
  • Business and entrepreneurial leaders

Currently, the Dallas area leads the U.S. in divorce rates, meaning marriage and family therapists in this area have a tremendous opportunity to minister to the Dallas community in a powerful and Christ-like manner. Learn more about our approach to integrating faith within the field of Marriage and Family Therapy in this video.

With the mounting pressures facing couples and families, the demand for well-trained, competent MFTs is expected to increase. Today, Marriage and Family Therapy is rated as one of the top careers and as a core mental-health profession. Some 1.8 million people are now receiving treatment from a marriage and family therapist.

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