AUS is one of only two programs in Washington to earn the designation
Seattle – Antioch University Seattle’s couples and family therapy program has been ranked as one of the most affordable in the country by Best Counseling Degrees, an online resource for exploring the nation’s best counseling degree programs. On the list of the top 50 programs, AUS’ came in at 33, and is one of only two programs from Washington to make the list. Read the article here.
“This designation highlights the competitiveness and affordability of our program, which along with ensuring extremely high levels of competence and professionalism, teaches students to systemically incorporate Antioch University’s commitment to diversity and social responsibility,” said Kirk Honda, core faculty and chairman of AUS’ counseling and family therapy specialization. “We work hard to make pursuing this important area of psychology as attainable as possible.”
The Best Counseling Degrees ranking was calculated using the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) database to identify the more than 100+ marriage and family therapy programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). It then used the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator database to identify the most affordable based on graduate tuition and fees. AUS is ranked at 33.
AUS’ MA in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in couple and family therapy – which meets all state licensing requirements and includes a combination of experiential and in-class learning – is offered through AUS’ School of Applied Psychology, Counseling & Family Therapy. It boasts an 80 percent graduation rate and is taught by award-winning faculty who bring their clinical world experience to their classrooms, internships and the innovative Community Counseling and Psychology Clinic, where students gain supervised experience with the diagnosis and treatment of a range of mental health concerns.
AUS also offers a MA in Counseling with a clinical mental health specialization, and both MA options allow for concentrations in art therapy, drama therapy, or play therapy.
Learn more about our Couples and Family Therapy program.