Overhead view of Lawton Plaza and Hannon Library, with LA in the background.

The LMU Difference

LMU’s Department of Marital and Family Therapy with Specialized Training in Art Therapy offers a highly-regarded graduate program for students with backgrounds in psychology and art-making, with a close-knit community of students, faculty, and administrators. Our mission, in reflection of the university’s mission, fosters learning as a lifelong process in which students are committed to social justice and to honoring cultural diversity and cultural humility.

What Sets Us Apart

  • High rate of hiring post-graduation
  • High rate of pay in the LA area
  • International and Mexico program
  • Dedicated practicum coordinator and placement assistance
  • Extensive community-based engagements and field studies
  • Interdisciplinary experiences with other university departments
  • Direct involvement with faculty projects
  • Full and part-time program options