menu icon
ULM logo

Graduate School

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

Program Requirements  Program Application Deadline

Any graduate, terminal, or professional degree from a regionally accredited university. GRE Required


Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale) from a regionally accredited university.  GRE Required


GPA of 2.5 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework from a regionally accredited university. GRE Required


Minimum of 18 credit hours in behavioral sciences

Fall Admission Only

Apply by 
February 1
for priority consideration.

Applications received after
the February 1
deadline will only be considered
based on program capacity.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is the program accredited?
The master's program is accredited by COAMFTE.  The program's accreditation allows students to meet the academic requirements for licensure as a LMFT, in Louisiana and most other states.

Will I be eligible for licensure upon graduation?
Graduates must apply with the state licensing board to become a state-approved intern and must be approved to be supervised by a board-approved supervisor. This required internship process takes at least two years post-degree, and must be completed within seven years of having registered with the board. For more information, visit

Can I attend as a part-time student?
The program is a cohort model and students are required to attend full-time.

Are any of the courses offered online?
The program is predominately face-to-face. However, some courses may be offered online or in a hybrid format.

When will I be notified regarding an admissions decision?
If you have been selected for an on-campus interview, you will be notified by mid-March. If you are accepted to the program, you will receive notification in writing by the first week in April.

Next steps...

Ready to apply?
We recommend that you submit your application, transcripts, and test scores well in advance of published deadlines. For more information about the Graduate School admission process, as well as the online application, click here.

Graduate Catalog
The catalog outlines university policies, tuition and fees, extensive program and degree information. Click on the link below for catalog information specific to the program.

Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A.

Still have questions? 

Contact our program coordinator for more information:

Dr. Jana Sutton
Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator
Strauss Hall 362


ULM Graduate School
Sandel Hall Room 243
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209

7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

(318) 342-1036