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We're excited that you're interested in the M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy program at Bethel University. If you have questions about any requirements, contact our admissions team.

Here's how you apply:

Step 1 - Check application requirements and prerequisites

You must meet these requirements to be eligible for the program. All academic requirements must be fulfilled through a regionally accredited institution.

Step 2 - Apply

Next, get started on your online application.

Step 3 - Complete your application steps

  • Family of Origin Essay

  • Application

Step 4 - Complete enrollment requirements

After you've been accepted to the program, you might need to complete a few additional requirements before you start class. Your enrollment counselor will follow up if there's anything we need from you.

You'll also need to pay a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit.


The Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) has granted accreditation to the Bethel Seminary Marital and Family Therapy (MFT) program. Programs accredited by COAMFTE have completed a multi-year application and review process to demonstrate their compliance with COAMFTE standards. Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the standards. Bethel Marital and Family Therapy program has been nationally accredited since 2009.  

View our COAMFTE Student Achievement Data; our diversity of faculty, supervisors, and students; and our student handbook.

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