The MMFT is an advanced degree that equips students with the courses required to prepare for the national licensure exam administered by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. We encourage students with a variety of professional and/or ministry aspirations to inquire. It would be our privilege to discuss your career goals with you, to best assess whether or not this program is suited to your needs.
This degree seeks to:
- Prepare students to ethically counsel individuals, couples, and families from a systemic perspective;
- Equip students with self-awareness, global-awareness, and spiritual-awareness in order to prepare them to become effective clinicians;
- Prepare students to read, interpret, and conduct empirically based research; and
- Provide students with adequate understanding of various aspects of the mental health field including various levels of care.
Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to:
- Integrate empirically-based systemic treatment methods with a Christian worldview;
- Develop an ethical and legal understanding of the counseling field of practice;
- Develop the skills necessary to assess, diagnose and treat individuals, married couples, and families from a diverse background with a wide range of presenting problems;
- Critically analyze counseling theories from a biblical worldview; and
Please Note: The Master’s of Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT) degree is only offered at the Southlake, TX campus. Once admitted to The King’s University, MMFT applicants must complete an interview for acceptance into the MMFT program. Once approved for the program, students then complete academic advisement and registration with the MMFT department.