Marriage and Family Therapy

The Marriage and Family Therapy Program is no longer accepting applications,
and the area of specialization of Marriage and Family Therapy is not available to new students at this time.

The MA Program in Marriage and Family Therapy was permanently closed, effective May, 2018. Please consult the online directory of COAMFTE Accredited programs (available at for information about available opportunities for graduate education in MFT.

The PhD Program in Marriage and Family Therapy will be permanently closed in May, 2019.

Collectively, the MFT Programs have had a lasting impact on our communities and we are grateful to have had that opportunity. Thank you for your support in furthering the Program’s mission.

marriage-family-therapyEngaging students and faculty in collaborative clinical, research, and educational activities, the MFT program’s mission is to provide highly qualified professionals at the master’s and doctoral level, who possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to improve the quality of well-being, for individuals, families, and wider social systems.

The COAMFTE-Accredited Master’s and doctoral programs provide high-quality, comprehensive education in the field of marriage and family therapy. Building on the Department of Human Development and Family Studies mission, the MFT program works with local, state, national, and international partners to advance the knowledge base and strengthen the conditions that enhance family functioning. Clinical training and outreach gives balanced attention to the range of physical/organic, interpersonal, relational, and cultural/contextual factors that can cause or exacerbate the issues presented for treatment. Emphasis is placed upon multiple points of intervention that can foster positive change within clients’ life space and interrupt constraining interactions that may exist in their wider socio-cultural and sociopolitical context.

The Commission on the Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) tracks graduation rates, licensure rates, and national exam pass rates for all accredited training programs. Prospective students and other members of the public can access this Student Achievement Criteria information for UConn’s MFT program from COAMFTE’s website or the links below.


Masters Program Student Achievement Criteria

PhD Program Student Achievement Criteria