M.S. in Family Therapy

The Master of Science in Family Therapy prepares family therapists to take an active role in their community to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families in a global society. Based on a systems approach to interactions between individuals, families and larger systems, students are empowered to conduct effective family therapy and are introduced to the role, process and implications of research.

The M.S. in Family Therapy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, 703-838-9808, coa@aamft.org

Benefits of the degree

  • Fulfills all course requirements of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists necessary to sit for the national licensure exam
  • In most graduating years, 100 percent of master’s graduates pass the national licensure exam
  • Real-world experience that enables graduates to be work-ready upon graduation and licensure

Degree plan

Master of Science in Family Therapy

Most students complete the program in about three years.

Thesis opportunity

For students interested in pursuing doctoral work, or who simply have an interest in research, the M.S. degree plan provides an opportunity to complete a thesis in lieu of the 6 elective credits. Students who pursue a thesis are closely mentored by award-winning faculty who are passionate about student-led research. Students who complete the thesis option often experience greater opportunities and success in doctoral admission.

Application information and requirements

  • Fall admission applications are due Dec. 1.
  • Spring admission applications are due Aug. 1.

All applicants must first meet both the General and Graduate Program Admission Requirements set by the Graduate School.

Additional requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • 3.25 GPA on the last 60 hours of most recent bachelor’s degree
  • Letter of intent
  • Participation in Interview Day

How to apply

Apply online to Texas Woman’s University through ApplyTexas.org

For more information

Veronica Kuhn, Ph.D., LMFT Supervisor
AAMFT Approved Supervisor
940-898-2687
vkuhn@twu.edu