A two-year master's degree program with six modules per year and a final thesis. This degree is offered by Lee University, USA, as a full-time or part-time in-service model. It is recommended that students who may wish to study further should choose the master's thesis rather than the final comprehensive examination. The MSc in Marriage and Family Studies is especially geared toward church workers who intend to focus on family or marriage counseling in their churches.

Admission to the Program

  1. Students must possess a bachelor's degree (180 ECTS).
  2. Since the study concept is postgraduate training, it requires at least one year of practical experience in the field of study, e.g. church ministry. Such experience must be documented by a mentor or supervisor and counts for 30 ECTS.

Course Offerings 2017-2019

Fall 2017
MAFT 541   Family Stress and ResilienceDr. Gorbacheva11-15 Sep 2017   C / H
MAFT 543Personality TheoryDr. Sargent 09-13 Oct 2017C / H
MAFT 533Human SexualityDr. H. Quagliana11-15 Dec 2017C / H
Spring 2018
MMST 500Research Seminar (Online) Dr. MillironJan - Feb 2018S / N
MAFT 547Cultural Contexts of Clinical Counseling   Dr. Sargent5-9 Mar 2018C / H
MAFT 531System TheoryDr. Großklaus    23-27 Apr 2018C / H
COUN 561   Counseling Children and AdolescentsDr. Albright4-8 Jun 2018S / N
Fall 2018
MAFT 511Introduction to Marriage and Family Studies   Dr. Großklaus3-7 Sep 2018C / H
MAFT 523Human Growth and DevelopmentDr. Gorbacheva      15-19 Oct 2018C / H
COUN 548Practicum in CounselingDr. Großklaus12-16 Nov 2018S / N
COUN 520Counseling Theories and TechniquesDr. Gorbacheva10-14 Dec 2018S / N
Spring 2019
MAFT 516Christian Perspectives in Helping Professions (Online)   Dr. D. Quagliana   Jan-Feb 2019C / H
MAFT 555Research Methods   Dr. Milliron4-8 Mar 2019C / H
MYFM 593Youth and Family Studies InternshipDr. GroßklausApril- May 2019S / N
MAFT 514PsychopathologyDr. D. Quagliana3-7 Jun 2019C / H
Fall 2018 & 2019
COUN 599ThesisDr. MillironFall 18 / 19C / H


C / H = Course Course
S / N = Supplementary Course

Last Update: 29.05.2018

Fees: 510.- EUR/Module

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For the Lee University Catalog (only English) please click here
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For the Operation Guide (only English) please click here
For the Graduate Student Handbook (only English) please click here