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MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling


Gain the knowledge and skills needed to diagnose mental and emotional disorders. Discover how to help resolve marriage and family conflicts related to divorce, mediation, child-rearing and school issues, and family violence.

This CACREP-accredited master’s degree in counseling program can help prepare you to work with families to address a range of issues, including the impact of crises, disasters, and other trauma-causing events as well as family conflicts that must be resolved in the criminal justice system.

Receive a 10% tuition reduction if you reside outside the US and start this program today. Contact one of our enrollment advisors to learn more.

Enrollment process

  1. Complete the Request Information form

  2. An enrollment advisor will contact you to answer your questions.

  3. Choose the program that’s right for you, then apply.

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  • Addiction Counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Forensic Counseling
  • Military Families and Culture
  • Trauma and Crisis Counseling

Designed to meet high CACREP standards, Walden’s 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 the 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.

Accreditation Statement

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 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.

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