Master of Arts (MA) in Marriage & Family Therapy: Providing Skills to Promote Client Emotional Wellness
A Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT) degree from Argosy University can prepare you to assist families, couples, and individuals while promoting their emotional well-being.
According to U.S. News and World Report online, more marriage and family therapists will be needed in the future as insurance companies continue to refer clients to therapists—instead of psychiatrists or psychologists. The article adds that in the next eight years, the need for marriage and family counselors is expected to grow by 15%. This anticipated growth helps the occupation to achieve a #3 ranking in the magazine’s list of “Best Social Services Jobs.”
At Argosy University, we understand your goal to help others as a therapist. Whether you’re moving directly into the program from undergraduate studies or hoping to move into a higher-level position by earning a Master’s degree, a Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy degree can help you to achieve your career goals.
Our MFT program attracts a diverse group of students. Nearly 30% of people in the program are over the age of 40 and 86% are enrolled as full-time students.
In addition to coursework, students have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients in a variety of treatment settings including as mental health clinics, counseling centers, and private practices. This hands-on experience can help you to build upon your skills in psychological theory, systems theory, research, and ethical therapy—career skills that are essential in the real-world practice of helping clients to build healthy, functional relationships.
Argosy University’s flexible learning formats also make it easier for working professionals to earn an advanced degree. For those seeking a Doctor level degree, Argosy University also offers a Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy in Marriage & Family Therapy at our Denver , Salt Lake City , and Twin Cities campuses.
Learn more about our other psychology and counseling programs by visiting the College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Services page.
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