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Marriage and Family Therapy Post-Graduate Certificate

Marriage and family therapy is about more than solving problems. It’s about helping others become whole.

Our Marriage and Family Therapy Post-Graduate Certificate will help you more effectively apply a Christian perspective to your work with couples and families. Designed for students with master’s degrees in counseling or psychology, and some master of divinity graduates, this certificate will fulfill the academic requirements for licensure as a marriage and family therapist. Whether you’re serving others in counseling, pastoral care, or in another related profession, you’ll gain strategies for integrating counseling theory with theology and for continued professional, personal, and spiritual growth.

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Marriage and Family Therapy Certificate

This certificate gives professionals with certain graduate-level degrees the training and expertise in marriage and family therapy to more effectively help others.

Delivery Daytime
Location St. Paul
Credits 45
Cost per Credit $498

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Providing hope to couples and families

With this certificate, you’ll develop expertise in the field of marriage and family therapy. Our distinguished faculty will equip you to skillfully perform a number of therapy techniques and strategies that will help you better serve others. You’ll learn about mental health, personality, and several other assessments, as well as treatments for individuals of all ages. And we teach our courses from a Christian worldview, so that you’ll have the tools to apply theology and biblical understanding to your practice and development as a professional and therapist.

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Program Highlights

Prepares you for licensure

This certificate fulfills the academic requirements of the marriage and family therapy licensure. To obtain the license, students typically need to complete additional supervised clinical practice and pass the licensing exam.

Instruction and supervision by scholar-practitioners

Our professors are scholar-practitioners who contribute to the field through teaching, writing, and research. Many of them also maintain clinical practices serving individuals, couples, and families.

Individualized course of study

Your course of study will depend on the graduate-level courses you’ve completed so that you take the courses that will most develop your marriage and family therapy skills.


Our graduates are equipped to serve couples and families in a variety of settings.


Learn how to:

  • Integrate therapy and counseling theory with theological perspectives
  • Understand differences in family structure based on culture and other factors
  • Plan treatments for individuals of all ages
  • Complete mental health and other types of assessments
  • Use research, theory, and theology to inform your practice
  • Develop strategies for helping individuals through family life cycles


Our graduates go on to serve in:

  • Hospitals
  • Private practice clinics
  • Churches
  • Social service centers
  • Family services
  • Schools
  • Treatment facilities
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