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Abilene Christian receives accreditation for online master degree program

The Master of Marriage and Family Therapy Program is one of nine programs in the country to receive accreditation.
Credit: Abilene Christian University

ABILENE, Texas — Abilene Christian University announced Wednesday it has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of its online Master of Marriage and Family Therapy degree program.

According to an ACU release, accreditation by the COAMFTE indicates its online degree program meets or exceeds the established standards and criteria for MFT programs.

“Accreditation from COAMFTE is the gold standard for marriage and family therapy degree programs," Dr. Stephen Johnson, chief administrative officer for ACU online, said. "This accreditation recognizes the exceptional quality of our program and offers substantial benefits to our students to achieve their career and educational goals.”

Students receive training in several areas such as couple, family and channel therapy, mental illness and substance to name a few.

Students can choose from five specialization tracks: child and adolescent therapy, general, medical family therapy, therapy with military families and treatment of trauma.

The program prepares graduates for Christian service and leadership in different secular and faith-based clinical, medical or counseling settings. 

It also prepares them for licensure as marriage and family therapists, as well as state and national exams, the release said.

“This makes ACU one of only nine online master’s programs in the country to receive this accreditation,” Dr. Sara Blakeslee Salkil, program director of the online M.M.F.T. program, said.

For additional information about the online Master of Marriage and Family Therapy degree program, visit acu.edu/online-mmft.