Counseling and Family Therapy
All Master of Arts programs CLOSED as of April 4, 2012.
Master of Arts in Counseling* (No longer accepting new admissions.)
Master of Arts-Research in Counseling (No longer accepting new admissions.)
Master of Arts in Family Therapy (No longer accepting new admissions.)
Master of Arts-Research in Family Therapy (No longer accepting new admissions.)
Doctor of Philosophy in Family Therapy
*Concentrations available in Community Counseling or School Counseling
Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy (Applications for the MFT certificate are not being accepted at this time. The certificate program is under evaluation and possible revision. A moratorium on admissions has been placed on the program until further notice.)
The Marriage and Family Therapy Doctoral Program at Saint Louis University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), 112 S. Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, 703.838.9808.
As part of the Educational Unit of the Saint Louis University College of Education and Public Service, the School Counseling program is accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
The Department's application deadline is January 15 with entrance expected in the fall semester. After an initial screening, applicants may be invited to campus to participate in an interview/orientation process. These interviews are scheduled on a Friday in late February or early March and include individual interviews, as well as a group interview. Current students are available to discuss department initiatives and to answer questions from applicants.
The following documents must be submitted to the Graduate Admission Office by the department's January 15 application deadline:
- on-line application and fee
- Graduate Record Exam - General test
- Transcripts from all colleges attended
- Three letters of recommendation
- Professional goal statement
The Department of Counseling and Family Therapy offers graduate assistantships that are awarded each spring for the following academic year. All current and newly-admitted students are invited to apply for these assistantships on a competitive basis.
For more information about affording your graduate program, visit the Graduate Education web site.
Current departmental research projects include studies on change in couples therapy, high-risk youth and their families, challenges for gay and lesbian individuals facing conflicts between their sexual identify and their religion, and the International Adoption Project. Faculty members encourage students to become involved in this ongoing research.
Last Updated 07/312012