School of Theology and Ministry

Degree Requirements

MA in Couples and Family Therapy: an interfaith, spiritually-integrated program

 All credits are quarter credits  

I. Clinical Theory

Thirty-three credits 

  • STMM 5530 Pastoral Care Skills (3)
  • STMM 5620 Psychospiritual Development (3)
  • STMC 5500 Family Therapy Theory (3)
  • STMC 5510 Advanced Couples & Family Therapy Skills (3)
  • STMC 5520 Counseling Theory & Techniques (3)
  • STMC 5530 Integrating Systemic & Spiritual Approaches to Couples Therapy (3)
  • STMC 5540 Group Theory & Techniques (3)
  • STMC 5700 Systematic Treatment of Addiction & Abuse (3)
  • STMC 5710 Psychopathology (3)
  • STMC 5720 Assessment & Diagnosis (3)
  • STMC 5750 Systems of Trauma Treatment (3)

II. Theological Foundations**

Nine credits 

  • STMM 5250 Biblical Theologies (3)
  • STMM 5700 Spiritual Discernment (3)
    Choose one of the following:  
  • STMM 5000 Christian Anthropology (3)
  • STMM 5750 Images of the Sacred (3)

III. Clinical Integration*

Thirty-Seven credits

  • STMM 5470 Christian Sexuality (3)
  • STMC 5210 Couples & Family Therapy in a Multicultural Context (3)
  • STMC 5220 Couples & Family Therapy: Identity and Ethics (3)
  • STMC 5230 Professional Ethics and Law (1)
  • STMC 5680 Research Methods (3)
  • STMC 5690 Research Seminar (1)
  • STMC 5740 Psychopharmacology (1)
  • STMC 5760 Spiritually-Infused Systemic Child & Adolescent Treatment (3)
  • STMC 5550 Clinical I (3)
  • STMC 5560 Clinical II (3)
  • STMC 5570 Clinical III (3)
  • STMC 5580 Clinical IV (3)
  • STMC 5590 Clinical V (3)
  • STMC 5600 Clinical VI (3)
  • STMC 5610 Career & Professional Development (1)

MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE .................. 79

*Students who do not complete the clinical requirements for graduation by the end of the clinical sequence (Clinical VI) may be required to take additional clinical courses until requirements are met.

** If you have an advanced degree in theology, please talk with your advisor or the admissions coordinator about waiving the theological courses.