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Marriage & Family Therapy

How we shine...
The MFT master’s degree is dually accredited by COAMFTE and CACREP
MFT doctoral students can research renowned psychiatrist Don D. Jackson, whose groundbreaking work is housed at ULM.
Who to contact in Marriage & Family Therapy
Dr. Jana Sutton,
Program Director

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Marriage & Family Therapy

Master of Arts, (M.A.)
Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical, (Ph.D.)
Doctor of Philosophy, Non-Clinical (Ph.D.) -Online

About Marriage & Family Therapy...
The clinical Ph.D. degree program in MFT at ULM prepares graduates for careers as scholars/teachers, researchers, supervisors and senior clinicians. The 69 credit-hour program integrates systemically oriented philosophy and theory, clinical practice and qualitative and quantitative research. The Ph.D. degree program in MFT with a non-clinical concentration in Creative Systemic Studies online degree is a 60 credit-hour program that integrates systemically oriented philosophy and theory and encourages a transdisciplinary study of therapy, counseling, coaching, consultation, teaching, social service learning, and other professions concerned with experiential transformation. This program is designed for masters level professionals from a wide array of disciplines who desire a deeper study of the contexts that advance the creative practices of the transformative arts. The master's degree program in MFT is an intensive, 60 credit-hour program requiring two years of full-time study. Coursework required for the MFT MA program qualifies students academically to meet Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist licensure requirements in Louisiana and many other states. Since the program is accredited by COAMFTE, students can qualify for Clinical Membership in AAMFT upon completion of the clinical practice requirement.

What you can do with this degree:
Marriage Counselor, Teacher, Senior Clinician, Private Practice, Program Directors at Hospitals, Director of Services at Homes for Children, Therapist, Mental Health

What careers have our graduates pursued?
Private Practice, Program Directors at Hospitals, Directors of Services at Homes for Children, Therapists

Check out some of our learning opportunities:
  • MFT interns provide therapy to the community at large through their own campus clinic, as well as to clients of community agencies through internships
  • Internship sites range from large community mental health agencies, to church ministries, to local schools and hospitals
  • The MFT Clinic provides therapeutic services to clients of the 4th Judicial Juvenile Drug Court and to mandated clients from the 4th Judicial District Court, the District Attorney's Office, and Probation Offices

Take advantage of online learning.
The non-clinical track of the Ph.D. program is offered 100% online.

The Masters program is accredited by:
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
Council for the Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP)
The clinical Doctoral program is fully accredited by COAMFTE.