Ph.D. in Marriage & Family Therapy

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You will make a difference.

You're going to learn from the experts, and when you're done, you'll be at the top of your field. Our degree teaches you to be the best.

What will I learn?

The Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy program will lead highly qualified LMFT practitioners through an in depth study of advance therapy methods.

Students will gain experience

  • Mentoring master-level counselors
  • Serving as counseling supervisors and classroom instructors

The program will include

  • Seminar-style sessions with guest lecturers sharing an intensive review of therapy methodologies
  • Engaging research and publication opportunities for students
  • Off-campus training at renowned facilities in the U.S. and abroad
  • An independent study project
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When are classes?

Classes will vary between traditional meeting format, seminar format, practicum and dissertation hours.

  • Traditional classes meet once a week for three hours in a face-to-face setting 
  • Seminar format classes meet Friday evening and all day Saturday during various times throughout the first two semesters 
  • Practicum courses require 100 hours of counseling at Texas Wesleyan’s Counseling Center. 
  • Dissertation courses require independent work with faculty oversight leading from design to proposal to defense of selected topic.
What are the admission requirements?
  1. Bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. Master’s degree in marriage and family therapy, professional counseling, social work, psychology or other related mental health field
  3. Completed coursework required for licensure as a LMFT in the state of Texas
  4. Full, associate or intern license in mental health field such as LMFT, LPC or MSW
  5. Master’s degree GPA of 3.2 or higher
  6. Interview with Graduate Counseling Faculty
  7. Writings sample proctored on-site

Admission Deadline:

  • Priority Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Final Deadline: June 1
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Fort Worth, TX 76105

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