Master’s in family therapy ranked among top Christian programs in nation

Friends University’s Master of Science in Family Therapy (MSFT) degree program has been ranked No. 15 in the nation among Christian colleges offering a master’s degree in counseling. posted the results on its website in March 2017. compared colleges within College Navigator that were also members or affiliates of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. The ranking was based on overall degree focus, Christian counseling course work, program accreditation and average graduate tuition.

“Our counseling program gives students hands-on opportunities to put their knowledge into practice,” said Susan Dutcher, assistant professor and program director for marriage and family therapy. “Each year, our students collectively provide more than 10,000 hours of relational services to individuals, couples and families. Through our involvement in the community, we strive to put into practice our R.I.S.E. core values that are also embedded into the curriculum.”

R.I.S.E. core values were adopted by Friends University and stand for respect, inclusion, service and excellence. These values are a continuation of Friends University’s traditional Quaker values.

Friends University is one of only two institutions in the state that offers programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). Friends University graduates have passed the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Board’s Examination in Marital and Family Therapy at a rate of 85 percent or higher in recent years.

Friends University has two family therapy degree locations – one in Wichita and one in the Kansas City area. The program can typically be completed within two years.

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Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.