Family Therapy

Graduate Programs in Family Therapy

Marriage and family therapy is a field of psychotherapy that recognizes relationships not only impact mental health, but also are a critical factor in treatment and care. It is unique among the mental health professions with its holistic perspective on health care grounded in systems theory.

As highly trained psychotherapists, marriage and family therapists are qualified to treat a wide range of social, mental and emotional health disorders. As one of the five federally recognized core mental health disciplines, marriage and family therapists can work in private practice, community agencies, social service agencies, schools and more.

Program Information

Texas Woman's University offers two COAMFTE-accredited programs:


Most courses in these programs are face-to-face and are offered only on the TWU Denton campus.

The M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in family therapy contain the courses required by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists to take the national licensing examination after completion of the degree.

Career Outlook

U.S. News & World Report rated marriage and family therapist among the top 5 best social services jobs in 2018. Marriage and family therapists have strong employment prospects with a projected growth rate of 23 percent through 2026 (much faster than average) according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In the News

Two Texas Woman’s University doctoral students are among only 21 family therapy students across the nation to be awarded competitive federal research fellowships with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Read more>>

Page last updated 2:10 PM, December 13, 2018