Attentive female Graduate Student in class.

MS-Marriage and Family Therapy

Marriage and family therapy is a recognized mental health discipline specializing in working with children, adolescents, and adults, either individually or together, within the context of systems theories. Unlike other mental health disciplines where you may take one or two classes in how to work holistically and relationally with clients, the entire program focuses the training and education to work within this paradigm. Individuals who complete the academic and clinical requirements earn a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy.  

During the program you will be eligible to apply for a training license to practice therapy, and with additional post-degree hours of supervised work experience you can apply for full licensure as a marriage and family therapist. This degree specifically provides graduates with expertise in working with individuals, couples, and families. Additionally, this training also provides excellent preparation for other forms of clinical and administrative work in social and human service agencies.


I credit the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Edgewood College for providing me with the essential skills, systemic outlook, and foundational concepts of therapy necessary to excel as a psychotherapist. Former professors are now trusted colleagues and friends and the program that schooled me as a therapist remains a constant asset as I forge my professional path. I highly value and recommend the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Edgewood College. I am proud to be alumni and I am thankful for having had the opportunity to be a part of this well-respected program.
Sara Tripalin, MS '09, LMFT, Peace of Mind Therapy LLC
Fact Sheet - MS Marriage and Family Therapy

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Wisconsin Lutheran College Articulation Agreement

The Marriage and Family Therapy Master's Program at Edgewood College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), 112 S. Alfred St., Alexandria, VA 22314, (703)838-9808.


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