Program Overview

Amridge University offers a Doctor of Ministry in Family Therapy I for professionals seeking advanced degrees for community organizations and church-related vocations. The program combines academics and practice to prepare students for family therapy and counseling ministry.

The goal of the program is to develop advanced knowledge and professional skills in family therapy, to develop understanding and interpretation of ministry in relation to the context of family therapy, to acquaint students with literature, materials, and methodologies which develop leadership, teaching, and counseling skills, and to guide the student in perusal reflection and growth.

The program consists of classroom courses that emphasize real-world education through examination of cases and other real-world examples in education that will be applicable on the job. Those classes include family therapy in the doctor of ministry settings. Students will take multiple practical courses in family therapy, as well as several courses performing and completing a research dissertation.

By completing the program, students will have demonstrated the professionalism and skill necessary to have earned their degree. The qualifications demonstrate that the student has been able to apply the principles they learned in the program into their development as a professional in their field.

These qualifications include the ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills in therapy which can be applied in church settings, agency setting, or other professional settings; demonstrate advanced knowledge and professional skills in family therapy; understand interpret ministry in relation to the context of family therapy, to become acquainted with literature, materials, and methodologies which develop leadership, teaching, and counseling skills used in helping relationships; and to develop personal reflection and growth.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Amridge University is a private, non-profit university that is affiliated with the Churches of Christ. Amridge University was founded in 1967, in Montgomery, AL and was originally known as the Alabama Christian School of Religion. Throughout its history, Amridge University has primarily served as a theological seminary, training ministers in Bible and Christian counseling, but has expanded its educational programs over the years and now offers additional degrees, all of which are taught from a Christian perspective. Amridge’s Turner School of Theology is a central part of the university and offers all levels of degrees in ministry and theology.

    Primarily a distance learning university offering all of its programs online, Amridge University also offers classes at its 9-acre campus, located in Montgomery, Alabama. The Amridge campus consists of a single structure, known as the Morgan W. Brown Building that contains the universities classrooms, library and administrative offices. Satellite campuses exist in Nashville, Tennesee, and Phoenix, Arizona. 

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