Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling

Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling

Restore broken and hurting relationships

Why Study Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling through Capital Seminary & Graduate School?

Provide Healing and Hope to Hurting Families

Everyone struggles – couples, parents and kids, husbands and wives. Learn how to support them in their times of need.

Our master’s degree program in marriage counseling prepares you for success in the field and enables you to sit for the National Counselor Exam in order to become a PA Licensed Professional Counselor. In addition to the core clinical mental health curriculum, you are provided with exposure to evidence-based theories specific to marriage, couple, and family counseling from professors who are licensed and currently practicing. Additionally, the LBC | Capital graduate program experientially immerses you in the Integrated Psychotherapy Model, which systematically intertwines faith-based methods of psychotherapy with research-driven counseling methods. Fully acknowledging God as our ever-present help in time of trouble, as a graduate you will embark on your missional career thoroughly equipped with practical and scholarly professional skills.

If you’re ready to live out your calling to bring reconciliation to the world, apply today.

What Makes Our Master’s Degree in Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling Different?

The program is delivered in a blended format, combining the convenience of online learning, without sacrificing important face-to-face interactions gained from classroom instruction. But that’s not all the makes us unique.

  • Earn your master’s degree in as little as two years.
  • Graduate prepared to sit for the NCE in order to begin your career as a PA LPC.
  • We integrate both faith and science for professionals who hold a Christians view of persons.
  • Maintain your busy work and family schedules with our convenient evening, weekend and online classes.
  • Learn under the tutelage of experienced licensed professional counselors.
Your Journey


Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling (M.A.M.C.F.C.)
Learn about licensure/certification for this program.

Credit Hours: 60 (qualifies for licensure in PA)

Average Completion Time: 2 – 3 years

Program Cost: See current cost.

Capstone Option: Check with the program director

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“We love because he first loved us.” – 1 John 4:19

In This Program, Students Will…

  • To equip the student with theoretical orientation that is necessary for addressing human relationships, gender, sexuality, and communication in the context of marriage and family therapy.
  • To provide educational training to enhance the prospective counselor’s clinical skill necessary for marriage and family therapy.
  • To create within the student the ability to conduct critical thinking skills to evaluate theory and practice from a biblical perspective.
  • To provide an emphasis on application of information and knowledge by means of supervised counseling experiences.
  • To develop the student’s knowledge of the foundational elements in counseling theory and research to prepare students for further study.


MA in Marriage & Family Counseling (60 Credits)
Professional Core:12 Credits
2nd Tier Professional Courses:15 Credits
Marriage/Family Counseling Concentration:15 Credits
Elective Options:6 Credits
Licensure Courses:12 Credits

View the CATALOG for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions, and further detail about this program.

Hear from Our Students: MA in Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling

Ryan Kuehner.

Get an overview of Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School’s counseling programs, hear from our faculty and students in the counseling programs, and see if LBC | Capital is where God is leading you.

Meet the Faculty

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Ryan Kuehner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Chair, Counseling & Social Work Dept. and M.A. in Professional Counseling Program Director

“Arguably the most encompassing demonstration of the commonalities between professional counseling and God’s Word can be seen in Christ’s declaration ‘…but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.’ This not only informs the work we do and the way we teach, but also who we are and who we become.” — Dr. Kuehner

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Day Butcher, Ed.D.

Adjunct Faculty

“Teachers possess the power to create conditions that can help students learn a great deal or keep them from learning much at all.” Parker, P. J. (2007). The courage to teach: Exploring the inner landscape of a teacher’s life.” – San Francisco: Jossey Bass/Wiley

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Jon Shacklett, M.A.

Assistant Professor

“We can get beyond merely embracing the tensions between piety and learning by fostering a piety for learning, by becoming the kind of people who see deeply into the reality of things and who love that reality–for the Savior who shed his blood for us also descended into the deep places of the creation so that he might fill all things. Jesus not only rules over every square inch of the creation, he also loves those square inches.” -Richard Mouw

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Looking for Ways to Finance Your Master’s Degree?

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