We are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2017. 

Applications received from this point on will be considered for Fall 2018.   


The deadline for complete applications for Fall 2018 is Friday, December 1, 2017.  


Loyola Marymount University’s Graduate Open House

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

A representative from the Department of Marital and Family Therapy specializing in Art Therapy will be available at LMU’s Graduate Open House to answer your questions about the program.   

To see the program for the day and to register, please go to the Graduate Admissions website, and click the RSVP button there. 

Take a Virtual Tour of the campus.


Submit an online application to this program.

Transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation must be sent to Graduate Admissions:

Graduate Admissions
Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive, Suite 1840
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659

Prerequisite checklist, autobiography, and portfolio must be emailed to

The Marital and Family Therapy Graduate program prepares students for a Master of Arts degree in Marital and Family Therapy. In addition to State of California required curriculum in traditional marital and family therapy coursework, the program integrates the use of art therapy in the educational experience and coursework.

The program provides its graduates with comprehensive training in both verbal and nonverbal modalities. The structure of the program begins with the foundational marital and family therapy coursework, teaching sound theoretical understanding as well as a variety of clinical strategies. The program is expansive in the art therapy coursework providing graduates with training in clinical art therapy and giving them breadth and skill in the nonverbal modality.