Master of Arts in Marriage + Family Therapy
69 Credit Hours
The Master of Arts in Marriage + Family Therapy provides theological and professional preparation in marriage and family therapy. The program is one of two accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. The MAMFT degree meets State of Indiana academic requirements for licensing of marriage and family therapists and is approved by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors.
The MAMFT program can be taken jointly with the Master of Divinity (MDiv) program for the MDiv/ MAMFT. Learn more
- 100 hours of individual and group supervision in practicum—with at least 50 hours of that supervision (direct observation, videotape or audio tape)
- Psychological, relational systemic and theological study combined with clinical practice
- Convenient, on-site practicum at the Counseling Center at CTS
- Wide variety of clinical situations and experiences, including:
- Crisis counseling
- Premarital counseling
- Couples counseling
- Children and teens in family counseling
- Psychoeducational groups
MAMFT Program Handbook and Documents
MFT Program Course Curriculum Advising Guide (July 2020)
MAMFT Handbook 2019 (3/22/2019)
MAMFT Handbook 2019 Revision (10/18/2019)
2018 Mission, Goals, and Outcomes COAMFTE
Revised COAMFTE Institutional Mission Program Goals and SLOs
Job Description MFT Program Director (Revised)
MFT Mentoring and Job Description
CTS Counselor’s Handbook Fall 2017
COAMFTE Student Achievement Criteria Data for Christian Theological Seminary MAMFT Program
Accredited: January 1, 1991 | Advertised Program Length*: FT: 4 years PT: O years
|Cohort Year Students Entered Program||# of Students in Program - FT||# of Students in Program - PT||Advertised Graduation Rate (%)* - FT||Advertised Graduation Rate (%)* - PT||Maximum Graduation Rate (%)** - FT||Maximum Graduation Rate (%)** - PT||Job Placement Rate (%)*** - FT||Job Placement Rate (%)*** - PT||National Exam Pass Rate (%)**** - FT||National Exam Pass Rate (%)**** - PT|
|2018-2019||9||n/a||11.11%||n/a||In process||n/a||100%||n/a||In process||n/a|
|2019-2020||14||n/a||In process||n/a||In process||n/a||In process||n/a||In process||n/a|
|2020-2021||10||n/a||In process||n/a||In process||n/a||In process||n/a||In process||n/a|
Programs are only required to provide data on the past 10 years/cohort or since the program was initial accredited, whichever is shorter.
*Programs should report graduation rates for program’s Advertised Length of Completion which is how long the program is designed to complete as written.
**Programs applying for initial or renewal of accreditation are required to publish the following in their SAC table: (1) the maximum length of program completion (years only) and (2) graduation rates for maximum length of program completion (maximum allowable time in which a student must finish the program). Programs in Maintenance of Accreditation are encouraged to continue publishing the graduation rates for maximum length of completion but are not required to do so.
*** Masters and Doctoral programs are required to provide this information. Job Placement Rates by cohort is defined as the percentage of graduates from the cohort year listed that are employed utilizing skills learned in the COAMFTE accredited program.
**** Masters programs are required to provide this information. Doctoral and Post-Degree programs are encouraged to share this with the public. For Master’s programs only, COAMFTE has established a benchmark of 70% pass rate for each cohort. Programs in California can use the California Law and Ethics exam for MFTs to meet this requirement. Masters programs can add a column if they have International students that do not take the exam or if they have students that take either the National Exam or the California Exam.
The MAMFT is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. The training program is one of two programs in the nation accredited by COAMFTE and approved by American Association of Pastoral Counselors.
CTS Counseling Center
A distinct advantage of study at CTS is that students may conveniently complete their practicum hours with the CTS Counseling Center, without the need to go elsewhere for this portion of the degree requirement. The center also offers a residency for graduates as they prepare to complete clinical hour requirements to obtain state licensure.