Degree Requirements  60 credits

  • 42 credits – Core Studies
  • 15 credits – Research Methodology, Dissertation
  • 3 credits – Field Supervision of Counseling

Curriculum Delivery Model

  • Cohort model: Students move through the curriculum as a group. DA and PhD students take core coursework together for the first two years of study.
  • Blended Online and Residency instructional format with a one-week residency of intensive classroom instruction and 14 weeks of online coursework.  Attendance at residency weeks is mandatory.
  • Three terms per year: May-August, September-December, January-April
  • New students begin in May
  • Two courses (6 credits) per term
  • 4 year program of study

Courses:

  • MFRM810 Theology of Marriage and Family
  • MFRM815 Introduction to Systems Theory
  • MRFM820 Human Development and Family Systems
  • MRFM825 Adult Personality and Character Development
  • MRFM835 Human Sexuality
  • MRFM840 Theology of Marriage and Family Professional Paper
  • MRFM845 Advanced Family Systems Theory and Practice
  • MRFM850 Couples Therapy Theory and Practice
  • MRFM855 Holistic Approaches to Prevention and enrichment in Family Systems
  • MRFM860 Trauma and Family Systems
  • MRFM865 Assessment and Treatment of Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorders
  • MRFM870 Diversity Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • MRFM875 Professional Standards and Ethics
  • MRFM880 Systems Theory and Group Dynamics
  • MRFM885 Qualitative Research Methodology
  • MRFM886 Quantitative Research Methodology
  • MRFM905 Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • MRFM910 Dissertation Proposal
  • MRFM920 Dissertation I
  • MRFM921 Dissertation II
  • MRFM922 Dissertation/Doctoral Project Continuation
  • Comprehensive Examinations

2022 Academic Calendar

Note: We enroll new students every May.

Spring 2022
Classes Begin: January 10
Cohorts 10 & 11 Residency: February 21-25
Last Day to Defend Project/Dissertation: March 15
Reading Period: April 18-29

Summer 2022
Classes Begin: May 16
Cohort 12 Residency: May 16-20
Cohorts 10 & 11 Residency: June 13-17
Reading Period: August 1-12

Fall 2022
Classes Begin: Monday, August 29
Cohorts 10, 11, & 12 Residency: October 3-7
Reading Period: November 28 - December 9
Early Application Deadline: September 30
Application Deadline: December 15