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Psychology - Marriage and Family Therapy

University of the West

24 months
11772 USD/year
11772 USD/year
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The 63-unit Master of Arts in Psychology - Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of the West prepares students to meet requirements for California licensure to provide psychotherapy as Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT).


The Psychology - Marriage and Family Therapy program from the 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.

Learning Outcomes

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

Programme Structure

  • 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 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application – Complete the UWest online application.
  • 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 – Three letters of recommendation submitted directly from the references in a sealed envelope or from an e-mail with a professional domain. Academic letters of recommendation are highly encouraged. References may not be a relative of the applicant.
  • Statement of Purpose.
  • $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.
  • Diploma – Submit a copy of your most recently earned diploma.
  • Identification – Copies of two forms of legal identification. Acceptable forms of identification include: passport, driver license, identification card, or social security card.
  • Official documents

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11772 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5886 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    11772 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5886 USD per semester 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.


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