MASTER of ARTS in MARRIAGE and FAMILY COUNSELING


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Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling

The Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Counseling equips individuals for the practice of professional counseling and marriage and family therapy in settings that include, but are not limited to, 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 and Family Counseling program at University of Mobile provides you with:
• An education that integrates classic and evidence-based theories and approaches with Biblical principles and Christian worldview
• 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

A small number of MAMFC courses are offered online. However, the majority of the courses for this program are delivered in a traditional 16-week semester format on-campus. Each of these classes meets one night per week for three hours.

The University of Mobile’s Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling (MAMFC) is recognized as COAMFTE – equivalent by the Alabama Board of Examiners in Marriage and Family Therapy and is accepted by ABEMFT as meeting the education requirements for the Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist credential in the State of Alabama.

The MAMFC is also recognized as CACREP-equivalent by the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling and is accepted by ABEC as meeting the education requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor credential in the State of Alabama.

Graduates of our program have gone on to acquire the LMFT, LPC, and related licenses in other states, as well.

Course Code Course Name Hours
MFC 540 Foundations of Counseling 3
MFC 542 Mental Disorders: Assessment, Dia 3
MFC 544  Individual and Child Development 3
MFC 545 Group Counseling 3
MFC 546  Testing & Measurement 3
MFC 547 Career Counseling 3
MFC 549 Human Sexuality in Counseling 3
MFC 550  Sociology of the Family 3
MFC 551 Family Systems: Theories/Therap 3
MFC 554 Marriage and Family Counseling I 3
MFC 555 Marriage and Family Counseling II 3
MFC 556 Couples Therapy 3
MFC 565 Research Techniques and Data Ana 3
MFC 571  Ethical, Legal, and Professional Iss 3
MFC 578 MFC Practicum I 3
MFC 579 MFC Practicum II 3
MFC 582 MFC Internship I 3
MFC 583   MFC Internship II* 3
MFC 599 Comp Exam in MFC 0
Elective: 3
Elective: 3
Options
MFC 583  MFC Internship II* MFC Internship II*
MFC 575  Special Topics in MFC** Special Topics in MFC**
MFC 595  Indep Study and Research in MFC** Indep Study and Research in MFC**

* This course is required for students pursuing the LPC; these students must take 2 electives. This course is not required for students pursuing the LMFT; these students must take 3 electives — but MFC 583 may be taken as one of those electives.

**may be repeated if different topics addressed