Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy


The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy provides the education and formation needed to become a registered marriage and family therapist (RMFT). You will be trained and equipped to help individuals and groups in their personal growth and in the context of their relationships, with a strong understanding of evidence-based treatments and hundreds of clinical practice hours in preparation for a career in Marriage and Family Therapy.

  • Fully credentialed by the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education

  • Highly recognized program in the Christian and secular community

  • Taught from a systemic MFT perspective by faculty supervisors who are credentialed by the Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Learn more about the program from an ACTS Marriage and Family Therapy Student:

Christine Caines
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

*The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy contains 74 credit hours and can be done in three years of full time study, or over a longer period of part-time study.

Course Outline

Research & Writing
RES 502 - Research Strategies

Biblical Studies
BIB 500 - Introduction to Biblical Studies
BIB 505 - Biblical Hermeneutics
BOT ___ - Old Testament Elective
BNT ___ - New Testament Elective

Theological Studies
THS 540 - Introduction to Theology
PTH 510/511 - Spiritual Formation I/II
PTH 660 - Spiritual Resources in MFT
THS 648 - Theological Issues in Counselling
THS 671 - The God Who Creates, Sustains and Redeems
THS 631 or 680 - Theology of Suffering OR Christianity and Culture

Counselling Studies
MFT 552 - Theories in MFT
MFT 553 - Advanced Skills in MFT
MFT 580 - Pyschopathology
CPSY 502 or MFT 582 - Research Design OR Stats & Research
MFT 630 - Counselling Diverse Populations
MFT 660/670 - Marriage and Family Therapy I/II
MFT 661 - Group Counselling
MFT 664 - Ethics & Professional Issues
MFT 682 - Family Life Cycle: Child & Adolescent
MFT 683 -Family Life Cycle: Adult Human Development
MFT 697 - Comprehensive Exam

Family Therapy Electives
2 MFT Elective Courses

Supervised Practicum
MFT 590 - Counselling Practicum
MFT 691-4 - Counselling Internship I-IV

Thesis Track (optional)
MFT 571/572 - MFT Thesis I/II

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Areas of Study

Marriage and Family Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy will provide you with the therapeutic skills to build and maintain individual emotional health and the health of family units and contribute to building and sustaining strong and thriving communities.

ACTS Seminaries welcomes applicants who confess faith in Jesus, are members in or connected with a local church, and possess a desire for academic and spiritual growth within the ACTS Seminaries community. A bachelor degree from an accredited university or college is the standard academic prerequisite. Additional admission requirements are listed below, as well as on our Apply page.

Step 1 - choose your degree program
Step 2 - fill out the online application form
Step 3 - submit your references and transcripts

MAMFT Application Requirements

  • A bachelor degree in Psychology from an accredited university or college with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale).

    • Applicants with a bachelor degree in a different discipline may be admitted conditionally on the successful completion of selected pre-requisite courses in Psychology. These courses can be done concurrently within the MAMFT program.

  • Two years of experience in people-helping service.

  • Reference letter from someone who has observed you in a people-helping capacity.

  • An interview with a counselling faculty member may also be required.

The seminaries that constitute the Associated Canadian Theological Schools admit qualified women and men of any race, nationality or ethnic origin. Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. ACTS may consider applicants who do not meet the minimum academic requirements, provided they can demonstrate the ability to succeed at the graduate level.

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