Program Overview

Amridge University offers a Master of Divinity in Marriage and Family Therapy for students who are interested in providing counseling services for individuals, groups, and families as a part of a career in service in a ministry. The program links extensive studies in biblical text, preparation in theology and various areas in practical ministry with the foundations for marriage and family therapy theory, scientific research, and clinical practice. It is intended to be utilized to prepare students for counseling, ministry, or therapy services, with licensure as a counselor, and as a foundation for future post-graduate and doctoral studies.

The program consists of classroom courses which emphasize real-world education through examination of cases and other real-world examples in education which will be applicable on the job. Those classes include hermeneutics, critical introduction the old testament, critical introduction to the new testament, spiritual leadership, homiletics, synthesis of theological curriculum, ethics and professional identity, community and social systems, theories of counseling and psychotherapy, theories of marriage and family therapy, human development, human sexual development, theories of personality development, marriage and family development, social and multicultural diversity, basic counseling techniques in helping relationships and interpersonal and family dynamics.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Official transcripts. A bachelors degree is required.

    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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