Christian Marital, Family, and Individual Counseling

The Master of Arts in Christian Marital, Family, and Individual Counseling equips students to bring the wisdom of God’s Word and the hope and power of his gospel alongside evidence-based therapeutic practices to the care of people. Students are prepared for a distinctly Christian practice of marriage, family, and individual counseling that is clinically informed by the social sciences, interpreted through the lens of Scripture and applied from a Christian perspective on personhood and relationships. Students who graduate with this degree will be equipped to pursue licensure credentials (LMFT) in North Carolina or apply this coursework towards a license in another state.

  • Available as Distance Learning

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At a Glance

  • 28

    Master of Arts hours

  • 49

    Marriage, family and individual counseling hours

  • 77

    Total Credit hours

Program Courses

Every class, no matter if it's in person or online, no matter the subject at hand, is one that prepares you as a missionary and leader first and academic second.

Jeff Kennedy MDiv Christian Ministry

MA in Context

What can I do with this degree?

  • Work with non-profit ministries

  • Lead and develop a counseling ministry at your local church

  • Work with secular agencies to encourage the world through your practice

  • Open up a family counseling practice guided by biblical principles

Additional Information

Courses offered are intended to satisfy the educational requirements for Marriage and Family Therapy licensure in North Carolina and meet the majority of requirements in most states. All masters level programs at SEBTS are accredited by SACSCOC and ATS.

Please refer to the North Carolina Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board for a thorough description of all the requirements for licensure in NC. Out-of-state students should refer to the individual licensing requirements set forth in their state by their local LMFT board.

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