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Gain the knowledge and skills needed to diagnose mental and emotional disorders.

Our online program prepares you to:

  • Help resolve marriage and family conflicts related to divorce, mediation, child-rearing and school issues, and violence.
  • Work with families to address a range of issues, including the impact of crises, disasters, and other trauma.
  • Network with expert faculty members and other doctoral students through face-to-face residencies.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: May 30, 2017

Duration: 39 months

Transfer Credits: Up to 45 credits

Choose from the General Program, or the specializations below:

  • Addiction Counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Forensic Counseling
  • Military Families and Culture
  • Trauma and Crisis Counseling

Course content

Walden’s MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program helps prepare you for the evolving method of evidence-based counseling practice, the most contemporary approach in the mental healthcare profession. Course topics include:

  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Crisis, Trauma, and Disaster Response
  • Group Process and Dynamics
  • Prevention, Intervention, and Consultation
 

More about our MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program

 
  • Career Options

    Designed to meet CACREP standards, our program can help prepare you for a career in a broad range of professional settings, including:*

    • Inpatient facilities
    • Social service agencies
    • Employee assistance programs
    • Universities and research centers
    • Health maintenance organizations
    • Courts and prisons
    • Community mental health centers
    • Private practice
    • Business and consulting companies
    • Marriage and family clinics
    • Schools and Head Start centers
    • Community churches and other places of worship and communal gathering

    *Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

  • Entry Requirements

    A bachelor's degree or higher is required for entrance into the MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

    Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855.203.3398, to learn more about tuition costs for the MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program and financial aid options.

    Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education. 

  • How to Apply

    To speak with an enrollment advisor about applying for our program today, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855.203.3398.

  • Accreditation
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    Walden's MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP accreditation attests that the content and quality of our programs have been evaluated and meet standards set by the profession. Graduates of CACREP-accredited programs are prepared with the skills and knowledge to maximize their impact on the field.

Why earn your MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling at Walden?

 
  • Faculty Leaders in the Field

    Walden's faculty members are experts with relevant experience.

  • Face-to-face Residencies

    Practice applying what you learn on-site and network with expert faculty members.

  • Exceptional Student Services

    Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.


Walden University’s MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CACREP accreditation is a requirement for licensure in many states.

The MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for licensing exams and to meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues, however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure requirements. Walden makes no representations or guarantees that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure.
 

Testimonials

 
 
 

“Walden provides working professionals with the necessary education to transform themselves."

Angela Corley | MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate