2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Marriage & Family Therapy

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

Ranked by affordability, these 16 schools all offer online low-cost master's degrees in marriage & family therapy. Holy Apostles, the #1 option, charges only $6,480 per year. Ranked #2, the Lamar University offers a Master of Education in Counseling and Development - Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling at a tuition rate of $6,600 annually. Courses for this program include Advanced Ethics in Mental Health Counseling, Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling, and Psychopathology and Basic Psychopharmocology.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Holy Apostles $6,480
# 2 #2 Lamar University $6,600
# 3 #3 Houston Baptist University $10,350
# 4 #4 Liberty University $11,300
# 5 #5 Amridge University $11,475
# 6 #6 University of West Alabama $14,157
# 7 #7 Capella University $14,610
# 8 #8 Northcentral University $15,300
# 9 #9 Harding University $17,504
# 10 #10 Regent University Online $17,850
# 11 #11 Adler Graduate School $17,970
# 12 #12 Touro University Worldwide $18,000
# 13 #13 Palo Alto University $18,025
# 14 #14 Abilene Christian University $18,150
# 15 #15 Hope International University $21,750
# 16 #16 Prescott College $27,120
#1
#1

Holy Apostles

Cromwell (CT)
Annual Tuition: $6,480
Annual Tuition: $6,480
Annual Tuition: $6,480
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 50%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 156
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 344
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (860) 632-3010

Example Classes: Canon Law of Marriage, Marriage & Family in Secular Culture, Pastoral Care of Marriage and the Family, Pastoral Issues Concerning Human Sexuality

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies - Marriage and Family Studies
#2
#2

Lamar University

Beaumont (TX)
Annual Tuition: $6,600
Annual Tuition: $6,600
Annual Tuition: $6,600
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 82%
  • Graduation Rate: 34%
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Average SATs: 960 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,222
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 6,150
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (409) 880-7011

Example Classes: Advanced Ethics in Mental Health Counseling, Human Sexuality and Counseling Applications, Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling, Psychopathology and Basic Psychopharmocology

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in Counseling and Development - Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling
#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $10,350
Annual Tuition: $10,350
Annual Tuition: $10,350
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 44%
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Average SATs: 1020 -1180
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 293
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 414
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (281) 649-3000

Example Classes: Counseling Children, Adolescents and Families, Crisis Response and Trauma Care, Gender Issues and Differences, Group Counseling and Psychotherapy, Premarital Counseling and Martial Enrichment, Spirituality, Theology, and Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Marriage & Family
#4
#4

Liberty University

Lynchburg (VA)
Annual Tuition: $11,300
Annual Tuition: $11,300
Annual Tuition: $11,300
  • Online Degrees: 8
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Acceptance Rate: 30%
  • Average SATs: 1040 -1260
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 34,092
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 36,337
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (434) 582-2000

Example Classes: Counseling Adolescents and Their Families, Healthy Sexuality, Parenting and Child Discipline Strategies, Premarital and Marital Counseling, PTSD and Combat-Related Trauma, Research and Emergency Paradigms in Marriage and Family Studies

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA: Human Services Counseling: Dobson Center Family Advocacy, Public Policy & the Future
  • MA: Human Services Counseling: Dobson Center Marriage & Family Studies
  • MA: Human Services Counseling: Marriage & Family
  • MA: Marriage & Family Therapy
  • MA: Pastoral Counseling: Dobson Center Marriage & Family Studies
  • MA: Pastoral Counseling: Dobson Center Parent & Child/Adolescent
#5
#5

Amridge University

Montgomery (AL)
Annual Tuition: $11,475
Annual Tuition: $11,475
Annual Tuition: $11,475
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 33%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 365
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 468
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (334) 387-3877 x7550

Example Classes: Counseling for Abusive Relationships, Ethics and Professional Identity, Psychopathology and Psychopharmacology, Systemic Treatment of Substance Related Disorders, Theories of Personality Development

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Master of Divinity in Marriage and Family Therapy
#6
#6

University of West Alabama

Livingston (AL)
Annual Tuition: $14,157
Annual Tuition: $14,157
Annual Tuition: $14,157
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 35%
  • Acceptance Rate: 28%
  • Average SATs: 860 -1020
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 718
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (205) 652-3400

Example Classes: Assessment Techniques in Family Counseling, Systems of Psychotherapy, The Therapeutic Relationship

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Family Counseling
#7
#7

Capella University

Minneapolis (MN)
Annual Tuition: $14,610
Annual Tuition: $14,610
Annual Tuition: $14,610
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 0%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 10,503
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 27,356
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (888) 227-3552

Example Classes: Diversity and Social Justice in Systemic Family Therapy, Impact of Addiction and Addictive Behavior on Family Systems, Psychopathology: Diagnosis and Treatment of Behavior Disorders, Systemic and Group Interventions for Grief, Loss, and Trauma, Systemic Approaches to Sexual and Gender Issues, Utilizing Systemic Approaches: Infancy Through Adolescence

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS - Marriage and Family Therapy
#8
#8

Northcentral University

Prescott Valley (AZ)
Annual Tuition: $15,300
Annual Tuition: $15,300
Annual Tuition: $15,300
  • Online Degrees: 11
  • Graduation Rate: 0%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 165
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 11,058
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (888) 327-2877

Example Classes: Families with Severe and Chronic Illness, Gerontology and Systemic Intervention, LGBTQ Couple and Family Therapy: Historical and Theoretical Foundations, Military Family Therapy: Clinical Applications, Systemic Treatment of Infidelity and Sex Addiction, Transgender Individuals in Families: Clinical Perspectives

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Marriage & Family Therapy
  • MA in Marriage & Family Therapy - Child and Adolescent Family Therapy
  • MA in Marriage & Family Therapy - Couple Therapy
  • MA in Marriage & Family Therapy - General Family Therapy
  • MA in Marriage & Family Therapy - LGBTQ Couple and Family Therapy
  • MA in Marriage & Family Therapy - Marriage & Family Therapy California Licensure Track
#9
#9

Harding University

Searcy (AR)
Annual Tuition: $17,504
Annual Tuition: $17,504
Annual Tuition: $17,504
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 69%
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Average SATs: 1060 -1270
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 27
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 263
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (501) 279-4000

Example Classes: Addictions Counseling, Advanced Human Growth & Development, Crisis, Abuse & Trauma Counseling, Human Sexuality and Counseling, Postmodern and Communication Based Models of Counseling/Therapy, Technology Assisted & Distance Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy
#10
#10

Regent University Online

Virginia Beach (VA)
Annual Tuition: $17,850
Annual Tuition: $17,850
Annual Tuition: $17,850
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 57%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1220
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,146
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 5,092
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (757) 352-4127

Example Classes: Addiction Therapies for Individuals and Families I, Counseling & Christian Thought, Ethics, Professional Orientation & Legal Issues in Counseling, Psychopathology & Diagnosis, Theories of Human Sexuality

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.A. in Human Services - Marriage & Family Ministry
  • M.A. in Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling
  • M.S. in Psychology - Marriage & Family
#11
#11

Adler Graduate School

Richfield (MN)
Annual Tuition: $17,970
Annual Tuition: $17,970
Annual Tuition: $17,970
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 85
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (612) 861-7554

Example Classes: Advanced Seminar in Counseling: Human Sexuality, Comparative Theories of Personality & Psychotherapy, Foundations of Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorders, Foundations of Adlerian Psychology, Multi-Cultural Counseling, Portfolio Defense

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy - Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling
#12
#12

Touro University Worldwide

Los Angeles (CA)
Annual Tuition: $18,000
Annual Tuition: $18,000
Annual Tuition: $18,000
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 100%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 466
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,414
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Phone #: (818) 575-6800

Example Classes: Adolescent-Focused Family Therapy, Aging, Illness & Long-Term Care Concerns, Assessment & Testing for the Marriage & Family Therapist, Society, Culture and Gender: A Multi‐cultural Perspective, Spousal/Partner Abuse Detection and Intervention, Treatment of Trauma in Families

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA - Marriage & Family Therapy
  • MA - Marriage & Family Therapy - Clinical
  • MA - Marriage & Family Therapy - Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling
  • MA - Marriage & Family Therapy - Non-Clinical
#13
#13

Palo Alto University

Palo Alto (CA)
Annual Tuition: $18,025
Annual Tuition: $18,025
Annual Tuition: $18,025
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 22
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 292
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Phone #: (800) 818-6136

Example Classes: Community Mental Health with Cognitive Behavioral and Brief Therapy, Counseling Immigrants, Crisis and Trauma Counseling, Group Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.A. in Counseling
  • M.A. in Counseling - Marriage, Family and Child
#14
#14
Annual Tuition: $18,150
Annual Tuition: $18,150
Annual Tuition: $18,150
  • Online Degrees: 5
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Average SATs: 1015 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 81
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,343
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (325) 674-2000

Example Classes: Addictive Disorders, Assessment and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Disorders, Ecology of Crisis & Trauma for the Therapist, Interventions in Medical Family Therapy, Sexual Therapy, Systemic Trauma and Violence

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Master of Marriage and Family Therapy - Child & Adolescent Therapy
  • Master of Marriage and Family Therapy - Medical Family Therapy
  • Master of Marriage and Family Therapy - Therapy with Military Families
  • Master of Marriage and Family Therapy - Treatment of Trauma
#15
#15
Annual Tuition: $21,750
Annual Tuition: $21,750
Annual Tuition: $21,750
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Acceptance Rate: 28%
  • Average SATs: 910 -1070
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 198
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 364
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Phone #: (714) 879-3901

Example Classes: Child Abuse Detection, Intervention, and Treatment, Christian Principles in Marriage and Family Therapy, Interpersonal Communication and Therapeutic Qualities, Substance Abuse and the Family, Treatment of Older Adults

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Marriage & Family Therapy
#16
#16

Prescott College

Prescott (AZ)
Annual Tuition: $27,120
Annual Tuition: $27,120
Annual Tuition: $27,120
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 33%
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 167
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 482
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (877) 350-2100

Example Classes: Career and Lifestyle Development: Challenges of Adulthood, Psychopathology: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Social and Cultural Diversity in Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Counseling - Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling