M.A. Marriage & Family Therapy

Program Overview

Why Study M.A. Marriage & Family Therapy?

Want to prepare personally and academically to become a licensed counselor in Marriage and Family Therapy? TFC’s Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) develops clinicians with the skills necessary to provide professional therapy. Students learn the skills of ethical, competent, and compassionate therapy within a multicultural, integrated Christian framework. Our marriage and family therapy masters program meets the requirements for licensure established by the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists.

Students, alternatively, also have the option to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the addition of two elective courses. Our marriage and family therapist degree is online, allowing anyone to graduate while still managing existing personal and professional responsibilities. Students who earn their MAMFT open the door to a wide range of career possibilities. Graduates will find work as a counselor in clinics, substance abuse treatment centers, schools and private practice. Be sure to explore the courses offered as part of the MAMFT program.

Toccoa Falls College students in a classroom
Program Features:
  • Prep for LMFT Licensure
  • Prep for LPC Licensure
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M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy

“The Marriage and Family Therapy program fits well with our Christian worldview, understanding the need for strong families and the need for good communication within families and marriages.”

Dr. Brenna Vickers
Counseling Psychology Professor

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M.A. Marriage & Family Therapy Courses

The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy consists of 60 credit hours. This typically takes a student about two-and-a-half years to complete. It is an asynchronous online program that includes all required coursework — including academic classes and professional internships — that are required for LMFT licensure in most states.

Featured Courses:

  • Biopsychosocial & Spiritual Development
  • Multiculturalism & Diversity
  • Spirituality in Marriage & Family
  • Premarital Marital Therapy
  • Treatment Planning
  • Sexual Development
Dr. Brenna K. Vickers


We have worked hard to ensure that this program provides the necessary requirements to prepare students for licensure after graduation. Students will develop skills and therapeutic approaches that are critical to the delivery of competent care and ethical practice. The curriculum and training will reflect a solid commitment to biblical integration in an effort to best equip students to deal with the effects of family dysfunction, understand the importance of wholeness, and offer hope to the hurting. I can’t wait to see how God uses our graduates in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Dr. Brenna Vickers, Counseling Psychology Professor

M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy Program Benefits:

For those who want to pursue a career as a counselor helping people strengthen their marriages and improve their family dynamic, the MAMFT at Toccoa Falls College is an ideal option. This program offers:

  • An excellent, high-quality, rigorous marriage and family therapy graduate program. All courses are taught by qualified professors with industry expertise.
  • A purposeful biblical worldview perspective. Every class integrates this perspective, ensuring that you can proceed with a Christian approach to marriage and family therapy.
  • A transformative experience for students, allowing you to grow in understanding your purpose and your calling as a marriage and family therapist as part of God’s bigger plan.
  • An affordable program, allowing anyone who feels called to this profession to have access to a valuable educational experience. Our Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy program consists of 60 credit hours, and costs a total of less than $31,000 in tuition. It is one of the most affordable marriage and family therapy masters programs online.
  • A user-friendly online learning platform. Students in our online MFT programs appreciate that our platform is both attractive and engaging, which enhances their overall experience at Toccoa Falls College.
  • Small class sizes. We feel that our low student-to-instructor ratio allows our students to better connect with the material and to master the skills needed to succeed in their MFT degree program.
Meet the Professors

Marriage & Family Therapy