Master of Science (M.S.) in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling - Forensic CounselingWalden University

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Master of Science (M.S.) in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling - Forensic Counseling

Walden University’s M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling prepares you to work with families to resolve marriage and family conflicts related to divorce, mediation, child-rearing and school issues, and family violence. Research addresses a range of issues, including the impact of crises, disasters, and other traumatic events. Learn strategies for helping families cope with conflicts that are referred to the criminal justice system.  

Note on Licensure
Walden University’s M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling is not accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) or the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), specialized accrediting bodies recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), which is a requirement for licensure in some states. The M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for licensing exams and to meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state counseling licensure board licensure requirements. Walden makes no representation or guarantee that the completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure or endorsement. For more information about licensure, students should visit the National Board for Certified Counselors and contact the appropriate licensing body. International students are encouraged to identify and contact their appropriate licensing body.

Professional Accreditation
The M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling is not accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) or the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). However, the program was developed to be in line with national standards for marriage, couple, and family counseling. Since Walden’s M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling is a new program, the university is not yet able to apply for CACREP or COAMFTE accreditation. Students will be notified at such time if the program becomes accredited in the future.

 

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RequirementsStudents must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
Delivery FormatOnline
Education LevelMaster
LanguageEnglish