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Marital & Family Therapy / Art Therapy

M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy with Specialized Training in Art Therapy

Loyola Marymount University's graduate program in Marital and Family Therapy with specialized training in Art Therapy offers students an innovative, accredited masters degree. Our MFT students integrate visual arts and psychotherapeutic skills preparing them to become marital and family therapists in the state of California and nationally-registered art therapists.

Via our dedicated Art Therapy Clinic, unique International Summer Program, Art Therapy Research Institute, and agency partnerships, the department continues its commitment to service, multiculturalism and scholarship services communities in Los Angeles and beyond.

Learn About Our Program

Since 1975, our program has been a leader in art therapy education in the United States.


We welcome students from a diverse array of backgrounds. Most hail from psychology, arts, and related fields.


With small classes, experiential opportunities, and international experiences, our graduates are well-equipped to serve a variety of clients.

The LMU Difference

Our close-knit program provides incredible opportunities and services that are unique and customized to each student.


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Clinical Training and the Practicum Experience

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Art Therapy Clinic Partners with L.A. Rams

Our Helen B. Landgarten Art Therapy Clinic was delighted to play an integral role in supporting Crucial Catch, a cancer-prevention initiative from the L.A. Rams.

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Community Engagement

Music Mind Collective is Focus of MFT’s Summer Arts Workshop

Our young artists used music to tell a story about a journey, or a time when they could overcome an obstacle.

Our Students

APA Awards MFT/AT Student Prestigious Fellowship

Liao seeks to provide trauma-informed art therapy for at-risk and underserved immigrant and refugee populations.

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