Marriage & Family Therapy

The family studies program at Weber State prepares you for graduate studies in marriage and family therapy. 

Why choose WSU to prepare for a marriage and family therapy career?

  • We have a 100% acceptance rate for six consecutive years (2008–2014) for family studies students who have pursued graduate studies in marriage and family therapy (MFT). All students have been admitted to MFT programs accredited through the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. 
  • Our family studies curriculum includes Family Systems Theory, the basis for many MFT graduate programs. Frequently, our graduates tell us they are exceptionally prepared in systems theory for their graduate courses.
  • You can become certified as a family life educator through the National Council on Family Relations, which will benefit you in careers working with families.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty in research opportunities, which will provide great experience for graduate school. Students work with faculty on research projects, present research at professional conferences and pursue publication of their research. Several of our students have won national awards for their research. 
  • Through practicum and other learning experiences, you’ll have opportunities to work with families in the community.
  • The family studies program has a strong reputation among accredited marriage and family therapy programs across the country. 
  • Our students are recruited and sought after by the best graduate programs in the country. Our graduates have been admitted to programs at the following institutions:
    • Auburn University
    • University of Nebraska Lincoln
    • Utah State University
    • Brigham Young University
    • University of Oregon
    • Akron University
    • Oklahoma State University
    • Kansas State University
    • Pacific Lutheran University
    • Purdue University

The family studies program enjoys a strong faculty that is enthusiastic about engaging with you. We are committed to helping you reach your goals in our program.