WHAT IS THE MA IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY STUDIES?
The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Studies is a master's degree in the study area of behavioral sciences. It’s a three-year part-time master’s degree program with six/seven modules per year and a final thesis which is obligatory. This degree is offered in conjunction with Lee University, USA, as a postgraduate training program using an in-service model.
The MA in Marriage and Family Studies is especially geared toward church workers who intend to focus on family or marriage counseling in their churches.
IMPORTANT DETAILS ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
This degree is offered by part-time study only, requiring attendance on campus at ETS for the intensive study modules. The program consists, including a thesis (20 ECTS), of 90 ECTS making it a 120 ECTS MA and a total of 300 ECTS (Bachelor, practical ministry and postgraduate study), which leads to the same level of qualification and eligibility as the consecutive Master degree.
IN CONJUNCTION WITH
The MA is offered jointly by Lee University and ETS. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (www.sacscoc.org) in the USA and, from June 2017, has been accredited by evalag (www.evalag.de) in accordance with §72a LHG BW Germany.
Graduates are eligible to study further and pursue a doctorate since Lee University is denoted as H+ by anabin (www.anabin.kmk.org) and this Master's degree has German accreditation.
ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM
Students must possess a Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS). Since the study concept is postgraduate training it requires at least one year of practical experience working in the area of study or in a related occupational field, e.g. church ministry. This should be fulfilled before the studies on campus begin, has to be confirmed in writing by an On-site Mentor or Supervisor and counts for 30 ECTS.
This gives the student the same entrance level as the consecutive entry into Masters study, which leads to the same level of qualification and eligibility.
German law makes provision in certain cases that students may engage in postgraduate training by completing an entrance examination rather than possessing a bachelor's degree.
Special entry requirements:
For the Marriage and Family Studies, students do not need a bachelor's degree in the area of study and no propaedeuticum is required, but students must show competence to handle the subject matter.
As all courses are held in English, English language proficiency of at least C2 level is required.
A Graduate with this degree could pursue a career in the following areas:
MAFT 523 Human Growth and Development
MAFT 555 Research Methods
MAFT 547 Cultural Context of Clinical Counseling
COUN 520 Counseling Theories and Techniques
MAFT 514 Psychopathology
MAFT 543 Community Interventions
MAFT 541 Family Stress and Resilience
MAFT 533 Human Sexuality
MAFT 516 Christian Perspectives in Helping Professions
MAFT 531 System Theory
COUN 561 Counseling Children and Adolescents
COUN 548 Supervision 1
COUN 548 Supervision 2
COUN 599 Research Seminar - Thesis Preparation
COUN 599 Thesis
Fees: 510.- EUR/Module