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Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MA-MFT)

Months to complete
60 credit hours
evening courses
With on-site clinic
per credit hour
10% partner discount

Dynamic training and quality practicum

The only COAMFTE-accredited MA-MFT program in Iowa

Mount Mercy’s COAMFTE-accredited MA-MFT program is designed to train therapists to work from the systems perspective to help individuals and families live more productive lives—no GRE required.

Our program is grounded in the idea that individuals who seek psychotherapeutic assistance are influenced by a complex set of factors. Therapists need to be trained to understand these dynamic systems to help individuals, couples, and families.

With our on-site Olson Marriage & Family Therapy Clinic, Mount Mercy's research-based classes and quality practicum experiences ensure you have the necessary skills to be an effective therapist or consultant in a variety of settings. After completing your post-graduate supervised hours, you’re eligible for state licensure as a marriage and family therapist.

What's the admissions process like?

Applications are accepted and reviewed year-round for our August start. Our graduate admissions team is here to help you reach your educational goals and answer your questions.
  1. Complete your application

  2. Request official transcripts from all institutions previously attended. Email to or mail to:

    Graduate Programs
    Mount Mercy University
    1330 Elmhurst Drive NE
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-4797
  • Personal interview with program director

  • Resume that documents volunteer or professional experience in a human service area

  • Submit the names and contact information for two individuals that can speak to your ability to succeed in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. (See application for further instruction). No GRE required.
Avary Brinker MFT

A lot of people I work with have gone through this program. I see the way they work with others and just appreciate the energy and thoughtfulness they bring when working with people.

Am I eligible for financial aid?

Yes, you may be eligible for scholarships and loan programs. The first step is to complete your FAFSA, which helps determine state and federal aid available to you. Our federal school code is 001880. Contact our Financial Aid Office with any questions.

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