MS – Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFTE-accredited)
Capella University

Program Details

This online MFT master's program will enable you to expand your professional counseling skills, as you learn effective techniques for helping individuals, couples and their families overcome challenges. At Capella, you’ll benefit from dedicated faculty, a flexible study schedule and a proven online learning platform. This individual program is COAMFTE-accredited and integrates online learning with interpersonal experience so that you will be well-prepared for licensure. Be sure to check licensing requirements in your individual jurisdiction. Classes from this program usually include:

  • Diversity and Social Justice in Systemic Family Therapy
  • Psychopathology: Diagnosis and Treatment of Behavior Disorders
  • Systemic and Group Interventions for Grief, Loss, and Trauma
  • Impact of Addiction and Addictive Behavior on Family Systems


Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFTE-AAMFT)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Capella University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

  • Higher Learning Commission:, 800.621.7440 
  • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.7 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Two 7-day in-person residencies are required.

The MS in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy program at Capella University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE,, 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; 703.838.9808, [email protected]