Pfeiffer University

School of Graduate Studies

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy


4701 Park Road

Charlotte, NC 28209

United States


(704) 945-7352

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Marriage and Family Therapy program at Pfeiffer provides clinical and academic
training required to become a licensed therapist working specifically with individuals,
couples, and families in a wide variety of work settings. The new program meets the
academic and experiential requirements for licensure as a marriage and family therapist in North Carolina and prepares students for the national AMFTRB exam.

Special Features

  • You can complete your master’s degree in three to four years while working full time.
  • Pfeiffer’s Marriage and Family Therapy program will be one of only three programs in North Carolina once accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education.
  • You’ll study and train with a faculty of licensed marriage & family therapists who bring a wealth of professional experience and knowledge and who are supervisors or supervisor candidates approved by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • This program offers specialized training in working with individuals, couples, and families.
  • You’ll gain internship experience through field placements in a variety of therapeutic settings which ensure opportunities for specialized practice.
  • Professionalism and therapeutic alliance are highlights of your clinical training.
  • As part of our focus on professional identity, we strongly emphasize reflection on yourself as a therapist.
  • Our relational hours requirement fulfills the experiential competency for the MFT scope of training.
  • A thesis opportunity is provided for students applying for doctoral studies.
  • The Pfeiffer Institute, our training facility, is a state-of-the-art supervision clinic located adjacent to the Charlotte campus that is dedicated to the treatment of the couple and family system and the train


Pfeiffer University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award Bachelor's and master's degrees.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University II

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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