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Marriage & Family Therapy

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy



The ULM Marriage and Family Therapy Master of Arts program is committed to a systemic orientation that fosters relational and contextual educational approaches in the field of marriage and family therapy. Our mission is to prepare clinicians whose competencies in systemic practice, clinical scholarship, and ethics will professionally serve a diverse society.  With a commitment to the classic foundations of family therapy and advancing the profession, we turn learning into relevant action for tomorrow’s practitioners.  (Revised, Fall 2017)

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Program Information (Revised, Fall 2017)

Program Goals:

  1. To educate students who are knowledgeable of systemic philosophy and theory.
  2. To train competent systemic scholars and clinicians.
  3. To train ethical systemic clinicians.
  4. To train students in effectively working with diverse populations.

MA Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to articulate a classic foundational systemic philosophy and theory.
  2. Students will be able to use foundational and current MFT research to inform their clinical orientation.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate competence in the practice of a systemic orientation to marriage and family therapy. 
  4. Students will be able to show professionalism and integrity in ethical practice.
  5. Students will be able to demonstrate skills and knowledge to professionally serve a diverse society with sensitivity to contextual and systemic dynamics.

Faculty Goals for Effectiveness:

  1. Faculty will maintain an active research agenda.
  2. Faculty will maintain a systemically and ethically orientated clinical and/or supervision practice.
  3. Faculty will provide service to the profession and/or university.  
  4. Faculty will offer an effectively taught systemically oriented curriculum.
  5. Faculty will show an overall commitment to diversity and diversity issues. 


The internship experience requires that students complete 500 client contact hours working with individuals, couples, and families during the second year of study.  This is accomplished in the Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic located on the campus and at internship sites external to the campus. Interns receive individual supervision, group supervision, and supervision based on direct observation, videotaped or audiotape sessions with clients. All clinical work is supervised by faculty members who are AAMFT Approved Supervisors.

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NOTE: This information is provided as a reference only and is subject to change. Always verify all curriculum information with your faculty advisor or the dean's office. For complete curricular information, see the ULM Course Catalog (on the catalog site, choose current graduate catalog from the top-right menu).


Admission Procedures

Course Sequence 2019

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Degree Plan Sheet 2019

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