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M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy

We are no longer accepting new students into our M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy program in San Diego. Find out more information about our M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy program offered face-to-face at our St. Paul campus.

COAMFTE accreditation

Our mission is to graduate ethical, competent, and biblically informed marriage and family therapists to go as God's servants to a world of diverse communities in their journey toward biopsychosocial spiritual and relational well-being.

  • Our M.A. MFT program meets all educational requirements for accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). 
  • Accreditation by COAMFTE assures students they are receiving the highest quality, most up-to-date education possible. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the COAMFTE website.
  • The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is the professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy and is the parent organization of COAMFTE. 
  • Student Achievement Data

Bethel’s program in San Diego is the only seminary marriage and family therapy program in California accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

CA BBS accreditation

  • Our M.A. MFT program is also accredited by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and meets all MFT licensure requirements for the state of California, pursuant to California Business and Professions Code (BPC) §4980.36, for students who began graduate studies on or after August 1, 2012. 
  • For more information on the California state licensure process, please visit the BBS website.

Licensure preparation

According to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, the program fulfills all academic requirements for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist in California.

California Board of Behavioral Sciences Verification Letter - MFT (pdf)

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