MA: Marriage and Family Therapy
HBU Online Learning Program
**This program is currently pending Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Approval.**
The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MA-LMFT) program is designed to provide graduate coursework to those seeking to work with couples and families as a licensed marriage and family therapist. The program emphasizes the development of research supported counseling skills while encouraging students to reflect on their personal values, and to grow in maturity. There will be classes offered online, but there are required on-campus classes due to state mandates.
The coursework provided meets the academic requirements for licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Texas. Students complete a 3-semester practicum, in a University-approved counseling setting under the supervision of a licensed marriage and family therapist supervisor (LMFT-S), as part of the degree plan. Before becoming an LMFT, the graduate must pass the MFT Jurisprudence Exam and complete a minimum of two years of supervised work experience (3000 hours) in marriage and family therapy services.
HBU offers students a higher education through its online Undergraduate and Graduate programs. By combining faith, reason, and liberal arts into one core curriculum, we’ve created an education that goes further than most.
An education that’s based not only on technical training, but the teachings of Christ, reason, and the past successes and failures of humanity. An education that puts our students on the fast track to being leaders, both in their careers and in their communities. HBU strives to send its students out into the world with a better understanding of how to live a fulfilling, accomplished, and righteous life.
Houston Baptist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees.