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In Bethel’s marriage and family therapy program, you’ll gain expertise in clinical practice and theory in combination with Christian theology so you’re ready to earn your license and provide holistic therapy to those in need.


Partially Online

Courses will be a mix of online and face to face sessions. You'll complete over half of your coursework at one of our convenient locations.

Location: St. Paul

Start Dates: Fall 2020

Total Credits


Finish in as Few as

3 years

Licensure Information

The required coursework in Bethel Seminary's M.F.T. program meets all academic requirements for licensure as a marriage and family therapist in the state of Minnesota and most other states.  However, you’ll need additional supervised clinical practice and the passing of a licensing examination to obtain actual licensure.

Bethel cannot confirm whether courses or programs meet requirements for professional licensure in states outside of Minnesota. Students should contact their program's licensing bureau to determine whether Bethel's program meets requirements for licensure in their state.


You’ll take most courses on the St. Paul campus during the afternoon and evening, with a few courses offered as weeklong intensives, typically in June. You’ll also participate in a 300-hour, 9-month practicum to apply your new skills. Want more information on schedules and classes? Contact our enrollment counselors


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