Master of Science in Education Counseling Marriage and Family Therapy Track


$502 Per Credit

Prepare to make a difference in the lives of others through family counseling. The online Master of Science in Education – Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy Track fully equips you to pursue a fulfilling career as a licensed counseling professional. Aligned with state law and accreditation standards, this online MSE program is designed to empower rising counselors with the most current, research-based best practices.

Through 100% online coursework, you will expand your counseling expertise in three major areas: the prevention of personal and interpersonal problems, fostering optimal human development, and addressing existing social-emotional-developmental concerns affecting individuals and families.

With a foundation backed by both theory and practice, this online master’s in marriage and family therapy counseling program provides real-world experience through practicum and internship hours integrated into your coursework to help you earn your degree faster. Upon completing this master’s in counseling online program and passing licensure exam scores, you will be qualified to work as a licensed counselor in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Program Description

As a graduate of this online Marriage and Family Therapy master’s program, you will:

  • Develop and demonstrate identity as a professional counselor with an understanding of the major movements and theories of the counseling profession and how they are applied
  • Possess an in-depth understanding of the cultural context of relationships, issues, and trends in a multicultural society, and the impact these constructs have on the counseling profession and clients
  • Apply psychometric theory and concepts by interpreting and utilizing appropriate assessment instruments
  • Plan and implement counseling techniques, methods and treatments to help clients attain goals, and apply group process principles in a variety of counseling settings
  • Engage in intensive professional development, which includes knowledge building and skill acquisition through classroom instruction, practicums and an internship enabling you to professionally apply your acquired skills

Career Opportunities

Marriage and Family Therapy Career Paths:

  • Hospitals and Other Healthcare Systems
  • Inpatient or Outpatient Mental Health Facilities
  • Private Practice
  • Community Health Centers
  • Government and Non-Profit Social Service Agencies
  • School Systems and Higher Education
  • Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
  • Legal and Correctional Systems


Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission:

  1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75/4.00 or higher on all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  2. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work. We are unable to accept transcripts from students. If you have taken courses at UW-Superior, transcripts are not required.
  3. Resume and Letter of Intent addressing: Service to community, Volunteer work, Commitment to others, Work and professional goals, Areas which the applicant considers to be his or her strengths or weaknesses
  4. Three letters of recommendation
  5. No GRE or teaching license required
  6. Complete criminal background check

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