Department of Marriage and Family Therapy
Message from the Department Chairs
The Department of Marriage and Family Therapy is proud to welcome students and faculty into an environment that embraces the integration of psychology and theology. Both the Doctor of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy Studies and the Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy train individuals from clinical and pastoral backgrounds to create positive change in families, couples, individuals and church communities. Our programs are delivered in a blended format, with both face-to-face and online educational interactions. This allows students to have rich dialogue with their professors and each other. The diverse project and dissertation topics chosen by our students consistently contributes to under-researched fields of study and populations. Our faculty are active in clinical practice, pedagogy, scholarship, and service, all with an emphasis on faith, reason and justice. We are honored to be a part of the learning experience with our students, alumni and faculty.
Cheryl Sparks, Ph.D.
Kristen Poppa, Ph.D.