The M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) is designed to provide specialized training for students who desire to work specifically with couples, families, and individuals in the context a client’s systems. The program’s 77-hour curriculum emphasizes Christian integration, academic rigor, and clinical excellence, and it can be completed in two, three, or four years. Through their time at Richmont, students will be equipped with the knowledge and experience to use both a systems theory perspective and a Christian integrationist perspective to help clients holistically – mentally, emotionally, relationally, spiritually – toward healing and into wholeness.
Students may add a graduate certificate onto their MAMFT program of study. Certificates strengthen the student’s abilities to work with specific client populations and increase his or her marketability as a counselor. The certification will be printed as a separate document to the graduate’s diploma.
Richmont offers the following graduate certificates:
Learn more about our graduate certificates here.
Richmont Graduate University is founded on principles that adhere to National Association of Evangelicals Statement of Faith appearing below. This statement has been affirmed by more than seventy denominations and thus represents a broad evangelical consensus. All faculty members affirm this statement, and students who attend the Richmont will be taught from a Christian perspective.
With the mounting pressures facing couples and families, the demand for well trained, competent MFTs is expected to increase. Marriage and family therapists serve the church, community, and society at large in a variety of roles such as education, administration, marriage and family therapist, minister of family life and counseling, parent trainer, youth minister, pastor or teacher, business leader, public relations, and many varied settings in which counseling is needed. Marriage and family therapists work with a varied population presenting with problems such as family crisis, conduct disorder, eating disorders, marital distress, sexual issues, bereavement, family trauma, various forms of addictions, anxiety and depression, financial and occupational issues, and spiritual concerns.
This degree fulfills the academic requirements for:
Richmont Graduate University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the master’s degree. Read more about Richmont’s accreditation here.