Psychology - Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A. | University of the West | Rosemead, United States
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Psychology - Marriage and Family Therapy

24 months
13452 USD/year
13452 USD/year
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The Psychology - Marriage and Family Therapy program from University of the West focuses on the intersection between Buddhist psychology and Western multicultural and recovery-oriented evidence-based practice in helping individuals, couples, families, and groups.


About the program

The 63-unit Psychology - Marriage and Family Therapy program from University of the West prepares students to meet requirements for California licensure to provide psychotherapy as Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT). 

Beyond having mastered standard MFT competencies, UWest graduates are:

  • Grounded in Recovery-Oriented Practice, putting clients at the heart of treatment, focusing upon co-creating a life worth living
  • Well-practiced at making ethical decisions from the overlapping lenses of multiculturalism, Buddhist psychology, and biomedical/behavioral health law and ethics
  • Clinically and personally skilled in contemplative practice
  • Versed in effective practices that borrow heavily from Buddhist psychology, such as Mindfulness-Based
  • Stress Reduction, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion
  • Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Training
  • Trained in the fundamentals of Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples
  • Experienced in the applications of Interpersonal Neurobiology from the inside out

The university takes pride in offering small teacher-student ratio, diversity, and individual attention in the classroom as the faculty nurtures all aspects of the therapist’s personhood, particularly intrapersonal awareness, interpersonal and multicultural knowledge, and the skills to turn this awareness and knowledge into helpful interactions with others. In 2015, UWest’s MA in Psychology was ranked as the 9th most affordable graduate psychology program in the United States.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • The 42-unit Master of Arts in Psychology – Multicultural Counseling (MCC) is designed for individuals who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in mental health but whose baccalaureate degree is in an unrelated field as well as those who are returning to school after a long gap. 
  • This program is an excellent way for human services professionals to update and upgrade their training. The program is also suitable for international students desiring a solid introduction to mental health care.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


63 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application – Complete the UWest online application.
  • $100 Application fee – This is non-refundable and may be made by check or credit card. Please make checks out to: University of the West.
  • Statement of Purpose – Your original statement of purpose should be 500-600 words (typed, double-spaced), describing your interest in a specific area of study at UWest and your goals beyond achieving an advanced degree. 
  • Official Transcripts – Copies of transcripts from all universities you’ve attended. Transcripts must be sealed and sent directly from the school(s) to the Enrollment Office.
  • Letters of Recommendation 
  • Diploma – Submit a copy of your most recently earned diploma.
  • Official documents
  • English Proficiency Verification
  • Documentation of Finances

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13452 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13452 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    13452 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13452 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Rosemead

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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