Eastern University offers an online Doctor of Arts in Marriage & Family Studies. The degree is interdisciplinary and brings together marriage and family theories, theology, and psychology. Students will gain an integrated point of view through various lenses, which provides a well-rounded education.
This program requires a one-week residency of intensive classroom instruction.
Completed Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, Masters of Counseling, or Masters degree in a related field from a regionally accredited college, university, or seminary
Completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
Preferred cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Interview with the DA Admissions Committee
Official Transcripts must be submitted from all institutions of higher education that the applicant attended
Three letters of recommendation
Statement of Purpose: A four to six-page essay addressing how the program goals coincide with the student's personal and professional objectives
Statement of Faith: A four to six-page descriptive, analytical essay focusing on how you have been impacted by your family of origin (positively and/or negatively) and how your faith journey has informed your understanding of yourself as a professional
Accreditation & Licensing
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
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