Toccoa Falls College has offered an undergraduate degree in Counseling Psychology for over 32 years, and we are excited to expand our program, allowing students to pursue full licensure. TFC’s Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy develops clinicians with the skills and knowledge to provide ethical, competent, and compassionate therapy for individuals, marriages, and families within a multicultural, integrated Christian framework. This program meets the education and training requirements for licensure established by the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists, allowing students to become licensed as Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) or, alternatively, as Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) with the addition of two elective courses also offered in the program. This is an integrated program that equips students with a strong biblical foundation while maintaining a commitment to professional and ethical standards. Students will develop skills and therapeutic approaches that are critical to the delivery of competent care and practice.

This is a 61 credit hour program, taught in an online/hybrid format, with four hybrid courses that require an intensive weekend in residence. Classes are taught in a compact, 8-week format by highly qualified and currently practicing LMFT professors. Online classes are taught on an appealing, user-friendly platform, and students are able to gain hands-on experience on their weekends in residence in TFC’s therapy observation rooms. 

TFC also offers a 24 credit hour Graduate Certificate course. This option is be available for ministers, missionaries, health care workers, and lay practitioners who would like to add to their counseling and caring skills without pursuing licensure.

We are so excited for the launch of this program, as we believe developing compassionate, professional counselors is vital to the ministering of the Gospel. Alumni of Toccoa Falls College are currently eligible to receive a 10% discount on the program. Any prospective students can apply for free here! For more information, reach out to Shelby Ryals at