Prepare for a specialized career in counseling in a variety of settings with an MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling.
Walden’s online MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program helps prepare you for the evolving method of evidence-based counseling practice, the most contemporary approach in the mental healthcare profession. With this marriage and family counseling degree, you can gain experience in diagnosing mental and emotional disorders and resolving marriage and family conflicts related to divorce, mediation, child rearing, school issues, and family violence.
Designed to reflect professional criteria published by leading counseling organizations, this master’s in family counseling helps to prepare you to work in culturally and contextually diverse settings, including in community, county, and state agencies; in hospitals and private practices; and in consultation with businesses and agencies.
Through Walden's MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program, you can:
Study the most contemporary approach in the mental healthcare profession in Walden’s online master’s in marriage, couple, and family counseling program. This type of practice, increasingly recognized in the healthcare industry, will prepare counselors to improve the quality of client care by learning to combine their own clinical and observational skills with the best of research-supported interventions to help clients make positive and healthy choices.
Evidence-based practice is part of a growing trend in healthcare and mental healthcare to improve patient outcomes. Increasingly, health insurance companies are recognizing this approach in determining insurance reimbursement.
Walden’s evidence-based practice approach allows you to:
The following learning outcomes are common to all MS in counseling programs. Graduates of these programs will be prepared to:
The competent and confident counseling professional will:
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 including, but not limited to the licensed professional counselor credential.12
You may prepare for a career in a broad range of professional settings, including:
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Walden University’s MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CACREP accreditation is a requirement for licensure in many states.
Note on Licensure:
The MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for licensing exams and to meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure requirements. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure. Learn more about professional licensure.
1Licensing regulations vary from state to state. Walden University cannot guarantee professional licensure. See Note on Licensure.
2Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.