The MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program can help prepare you for a variety of career options. Depending on the state in which you intend to practice, you may be eligible to pursue the appropriate credentials and licensure to become a licensed marriage and family therapist or licensed professional counselor with a specialization in marriage, couple, and family counseling.*†

You may prepare for a career in a broad range of professional settings, including:

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

*Licensing regulations vary from state to state. Walden University cannot guarantee professional licensure. See Note on Licensure.

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

Testimonials

Adrian Hall

Adrian Hall

MS in Mental Health Counseling Graduate
No other school would have enabled me to complete my degree, be a mother, and travel in and out of the country as a working professional.
What an amazing payoff and reward when so many are focused on the common goal of learning.
When I started my first official job as a counselor and was asked to read over a clinical assessment and treatment plan, I realized that I literally had a license to be a positive influence in the lives of those I serve on a daily basis.
Linnaya Graf MPH & PhD in Public Health Graduate / MS in Psychology Student
Linnaya Graf
Gail Amalfitano MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Student
Iara Paz MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate
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