Master of Marriage and Family Therapy

If you believe God is calling you to bring hope, freedom, and identity to a hurting world, our Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT) degree has been designed to prepare you for ministry. Learn how to integrate psychological theories with biblical truths under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Through the MMFT you will also complete the courses required to prepare you for the national licensure exam administered by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. As a licensed, Spirit-led clinician, you will be prepared for private practice, work in hospitals and agencies, and a variety of other counseling careers.

Program Objectives

The Master of Marriage and Family Therapy 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.

Learning Outcomes

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
  • Apply empirically-based methods of best counseling practice.

Please Note: The Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT) degree is only offered at the Southlake 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.

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Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT)

Total Hours 60
  • 15
  • 18
  • 18
  • 9
  • Research Core Courses 15 Hours
    • BIBC 5310 Research Methods in Counseling 3
    • BIBC 5301 Christian Counseling 3
    • BIBC 5307 Current Trends in Counseling 3
    • BIBC 5318 Assessment 3
    • BIBC 5306 Ethical and Legal Counseling Issues 3
  • Counseling Core Courses 18 Hours
    • BIBC 5319 DSM V: Assessment, Treatment and Planning for Counseling Populations 3
    • BIBC 5302 Advanced Crisis Counseling 3
    • BIBC 5313 Counseling Diverse Populations 3
    • BIBC 5315 Advanced Human Development 3
    • BIBC 5317 Personal and Professional Self-Awareness 3
    • BIBC 5309 Career Counseling 3
  • Systemic Core Courses 18 Hours
    • BIBC 5316 Healthy Family Systems 3
    • BIBC 5308 Advanced Systemic Counseling Skills 3
    • BIBC 5303 Advanced Counseling Theories 3
    • BIBC 5314 Advanced Group Counseling 3
    • BIBC 5304 Marriage and Family Therapy I 3
    • BIBC 5312 Marriage and Family Therapy II 3
  • Practicum 9 Hours
    • BIBC 5311 Counseling Practicum I 3
    • BIBC 5311 Counseling Practicum II 3
    • BIBC 5311 Counseling Practicum III 3