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Marriage & Family Therapy and Counseling Studies

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 fields of marriage and family therapy and counseling.  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 professions, we turn learning into relevant action for tomorrow’s practitioners. 

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Program Information

Program Outcomes:

1. Attain and Maintain COAMFTE Accreditation.
2. Appeal to and employ a culturally diverse faculty.
3. Appeal to and admit an increasingly culturally diverse student body.
4. Prepare students to be eligible for licensure as LMFTs.
5. Prepare students to be actively involved professionally.

MA Student Learning Outcomes:

1. Articulate classic foundational systemic philosophy and theory.
2. Demonstrate competence in the practice of a systemic orientation to marriage and family therapy.     
3. Show integrity in ethical practice.
4. Demonstrate skills and knowledge to professionally serve a culturally diverse society.

Faculty Members Will:

1. Maintain an active research agenda in classic foundational systemic philosophy and theory and other professional contributions.
2. Maintain a systemically and ethically orientated clinical and/or supervision practice.
3. Provide service to the profession, community, and university.
4. Create/Maintain/Teach a systemically oriented curriculum.
5. Address diversity issues in each course.



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.

Resource Files and Links

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.

Typical Course Sequence Entering 2014 or After

Typical Course Sequence Entering 2017 or After

Welcome Letter

Degree Plan Sheet - Entering Before 2017

Degree Plan Sheet - Entering 2017 or After

Masters Handbook: Policies & Procedures

MA Clinic Handbook

Admission Procedures

Admission Application

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