The deadline for complete applications for Fall 2019 is Friday, November 30, 2018.  

Event: Graduate Admissions Fall 2018 Open House

LMU's Graduate Admissions is holding an Open House on Saturday, October 20.   The schedule for the Open House is

  • 10 a.m.: Arrival and check-in. There will be a Meet & Greet held in the west atrium of University Hall.
    10:25 a.m.: Welcome to LMU
  • 10:35 a.m.: Breakout Info Sessions – Prospective students will meet with a representative from the Department of Marital and Family Therapy(Clinical Art Therapy) to discuss the program and answer questions.
  • Noon: Campus tour      

To RSVP, please email our office. 

 Complete information on all admissions requirements may be accessed here.

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. 

Take a Virtual Tour of the campus.