Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling

The Master of Arts degree in Marriage & Family Counseling prepares individuals for the professional practice of marriage and family counseling in settings such as mental health centers, hospitals, churches and private practice. Students acquire the knowledge and skills to address a variety of mental health issues in the context of relationships and families. The MFC program is based on campus.


The Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Counseling program at the University of Mobile provides you with:

  • Hands-on counseling practice and Biblically-based therapy techniques
  • The chance to learn from faculty who have taught and counseled in various professional settings
  • A small classroom experience where you will receive personal attention from your professors
Admission Requirements

To qualify for unconditional admission, the student must:

  1. Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education;
  2. File the application for admission to the office of graduate programs and furnish the various materials listed in the instructions;
  3. Pay a non-refundable application fee;
  4. Furnish official transcript(s) from each institution attended, showing all credits previously earned;
  5. Have an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale; and
  6. Write an essay that explains why you selected the University of Mobile as the school you wish to attend for your graduate studies, and why you’ve selected your area of study.

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The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling degree requires satisfactory completion of a minimum of sixty semester hours of graduate credit including:

Required Courses (54 Semester Hours)

  • MFC 540 Foundations of Counseling
  • MFC 541 Personality Theories
  • MFC 542 Abnormal Psychology
  • MFC 543 Child Development
  • MFC 545 Group Counseling
  • MFC 546 Testing and Measurement
  • MFC 547 Career Counseling
  • MFC 550 Sociology of the Family
  • MFC 551 Family Systems Theories and Therapies
  • MFC 552 Family Development
  • MFC 554 Marriage and Family Counseling I
  • MFC 555 Marriage and Family Counseling II
  • MFC 556 Couples Therapy
  • MFC 565 Research Techniques and Data Analysis In MFC
  • MFC 571 Ethical and Legal Issues
  • MFC 578 Marriage and Family Counseling Practicum I
  • MFC 579 Marriage and Family Counseling Practicum II
  • MFC 582 Marriage and Family Counseling Internship *


Electives (6 Semester Hours)

  • MFC 575 Special Topics In Marriage and Family Counseling
  • MFC 595 Independent Study and Research In Marriage and Family Counseling
Job Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 29% job growth for Mental Health Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists through 2022. Our students work in a variety of community and church-based counseling settings.

Tuition & Fees

Cost is $510/credit hour. Comprehensive fees are $350/semester.