Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy

Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Education Programs (CACREP), this master's degree prepares students to become licensed marital and family therapists (LMFT) in Tennessee.

Program Benefits

  • Complete your program with a supportive cohort of students who are working toward similar goals.
  • Enjoy the collaborative learning environments made possible by our small class sizes.
  • Learn from faculty who possess the highest degrees in their fields and have relevant and valuable real-world experience.
  • Graduate from a seasoned program with a strong reputation across Middle Tennessee.

What to Expect

CACREP-Accredited-logoWhether your career goals include starting your own private practice, serving in an agency or counseling center, or leading as a counseling administrator, Trevecca’s Master of Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy can help you reach your goals. Our 60-hour program focuses on the development of your professional counselor identity. In the face-to-face class format, you’ll build a network of strong relationships with our faculty and other students that extends beyond graduation. As a student in this program, you’ll also have the opportunity to complete an internship at one of our 60+ associated agencies or centers, providing you with hands-on learning and real-time application in the field.

Why Choose Trevecca?

Founded in 1901 and a leader in online education for more than two decades, Trevecca has been recognized nationally and locally for providing our students with the highest level of academic quality and rigor. We offer a holistic education focused on the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual health of all the students in our diverse student body. As a Christian university, we offer programs that explore the ways faith and education intersect. We are committed to educating the next generation through servant leadership.

Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

Get details on all the courses you’ll complete as you work toward this degree at Trevecca.

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Financial Aid & Costs

Financial Aid & Costs

Nearly every student at Trevecca receives some form of assistance in paying for college. Learn all about the affordability of a TNU education and options for receiving aid.

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Here’s a look at the approximate tuition rates you could expect for this program at Trevecca, including the cost per credit hour and the total tuition expense for the full degree program. Please note that rates and fees are subject to change.

Here’s a look at the approximate tuition rates you could expect for this program at Trevecca, including the cost per credit hour and the total tuition expense for the full degree program. Please note that rates and fees are subject to change.

Cost/Credit Hour




Tuition Cost*


*Practicum/Internship (Tevera): $200
*Practicum Extension Fee: $250
*Technology Fee: $100/course
*Additional fees for textbooks and required materials

Application Information

  • Cycles of new students begin three times during the year: fall, spring, and summer.
  • Fall semester, apply by June 1, two new groups are taken (a Tuesday class schedule and a Saturday class schedule)
  • Spring semester, apply by October 1, one new group is taken (a Saturday class schedule)
  • Summer semester, apply February 15, one new group is taken (a Thursday class schedule)
  • Applicants are encouraged to meet semester deadline requirements. 

Minimum requirements: 2.7 GPA and 380 MAT/290 GRE. If an applicant is below the minimum for one of the requirements, s/he may be considered under our conditional admission policy.

Application Documents

Fill out online application
Reference Assessment Form (2 required)
MAT/GRE Information
Immunization Information

Application Checklist

  • Complete the online application (it's free!).
    Need help applying? Read the step-by-step instructions here!
  • Official transcript must be submitted directly to SGCS Admissions.

    Trevecca Nazarene University
    Attn: SGCS Admissions
    333 Murfreesboro Pike
    Nashville, TN 37210
    FAX to 1-888-517-0123
    EMAIL to

  • Miller Analogies test score report (MAT) OR Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report.
  • Two (2) completed reference assessment forms (available here) must be professional and/or academic. Applicants will need to send reference form link to their recommenders.

Admission Deadlines (per semester)

  • Fall: June 1
  • Spring: October 1
  • Summer: February 15
  • All completed application items must be received by the deadline in order to be considered for the next step in the application process.

Have questions? Contact the enrollment counselor with your questions at or 615-248-1546.

Career Opportunities

With a Master of Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy, you’ll be prepared to serve in roles like these:

  • Licensed marital and family therapist (LMFT)
  • Mental health educator
  • Social worker
  • Family/Relationship therapist

Related Programs

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling

    The Master of Arts in clinical mental health counseling is accredited by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Education Programs (CACREP). This program prepares students for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC-MHSP) in the state of Tennessee.
  • Clinical Counseling Teaching Supervision

    This Ph.D. in clinical counseling equips students to become competent mental health professionals, counselor educators, supervisors, researchers and leaders in the field who use their skills to serve others. This 66-hour program is CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) accredited only in the on-campus format; the online program is not currently accredited.