Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy
Supportive and Rigorous Programs
The Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy graduate programs at Texas Tech University provide systemic clinical training to prepare students for clinical licensure and scholarly achievement. TTU is known for its supportive and rigorous programs and has one of the largest groups of CMFT faculty in the country. Our graduates have found success in a wide variety of academic, clinical, and other settings. The in-person/on-campus CMFT graduate programs include a doctoral and a master's program. The TTU CMFT programs are not offered online or in hybrid formats.
The CMFT doctoral program has a long and distinguished history of preparing students for contributions in academics, administration and clinical work. There is a strong emphasis on training in research methodology as well as theoretical and clinical sophistication. Many of TTU's doctoral graduates can be found in academic institutions around the country. The doctoral program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) since 1981. Click here for the doctoral program mission statement.
The master's program at TTU is a clinically-focused program grounded in relational/systemic theories of practice. The CMFT faculty provide training that prepares students for licensure as an MFT, LCDC, or for future doctoral work. The TTU CMFT master's degree fulfills all course requirements of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists necessary to sit for the national licensure exam. The master's program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) since May 1, 2019.
The MS in Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy prepares graduates to take the AMFTRB national licensure exam and meet requirements for licensure in the state of Texas as a marriage and family therapist. The MFT profession's regulatory structure and licensure requirements, including qualifying degree requirements, may vary across state and provincial jurisdictions. Information regarding licensure requirements in other states and provinces can be found at AMFTB's State Licensure Comparison.
Students entering the program have a wide range of academic backgrounds. They not only come from all over the United States, but the world. This diversity facilitates growth and fosters understanding.
Texas Tech, as well as the Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy program, is committed to the principle that in no aspect shall there be differences in the treatment of persons or discrimination with regard to the recruitment, admission, codes of conduct, hiring, retention, or dismissal of students, faculty, and supervisors or other relevant educators and/or staff on the basis of race, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, relationship status, gender identity, socioeconomic status, disability, health status, religion and spiritual beliefs and/or affiliation, and/or national origin.
Student Achievement Criteria
As part of the accreditation process, the CMFT program tracks student graduation rates, national licensure exam pass rates, and licensure rates for each cohort of students and graduates of the doctoral program. The rates are available to the public at the link provided below.