Ph.D. in Family Therapy

The Doctor of Philosophy in Family Therapy program prepares systemic family therapists to contribute to family therapy scholarship and theory as advance clinicians, researchers, supervisors and educators. We are committed to training students from diverse backgrounds in a multicultural, multi-systemic perspective.

Benefits of the degree

  • Close mentorship focused on meeting each student’s individual career goals and needs
  • Advanced training in supervision of MFTs
  • Opportunities to publish in peer-reviewed journals and present at state and national conferences
  • Advanced research and teaching preparation for applying and serving in academic positions
  • Training in advanced clinical theory and practice with diverse populations
  • Acquire rich experiences with a diverse student body

Degree plan

Ph.D. in Family Therapy

Application information and requirements

Fall admission applications are due Dec. 1.

Spring admission applications are due Aug. 1.

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

Additional requirements include:

  • Clinical master’s degree (e.g., MFT, counseling, psychology)
  • 3.5 GPA on most recent master’s degree
  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Participation in Interview Day

How to apply

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

For more information

Aaron Norton, Ph.D., LMFT Associate
AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Ph.D. Program Coordinator
940-898-2677
anorton@twu.edu