Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy
Supportive and Rigorous Programs
The Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy graduate programs at TTU 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. There are two graduate programs in CMFT at TTU: a doctoral and a master's program.
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 that includes an emphasis in the treatment of addictions within a relational context. The CMFT faculty work in partnership with the Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies (ADRS) faculty to provide training that prepares students for licensure as an MFT, LCDC, or for future doctoral work. All clinical supervision is done by core CMFT faculty or department faculty with MFT degrees and AAMFT Approved Supervisor (or Candidate) status. The CMFT faculty also provide the clinical supervision for students during the externship period of the program. The master's program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) since May 1, 2019.
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.