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Family Therapy M.A.

Foster Healthy Relationships

Prepare for a creative, caring career when you earn a Master of Arts in Family Therapy at University of Houston-Clear Lake. You will focus on helping individuals, couples and families connect and thrive. A long-standing reputation for excellent clinical training (UHCL’s program has been accredited since 1982) combined with diverse, exciting internship opportunities make us an excellent choice to intensify your studies.

Explore a Broad Professional Field

Our graduates excel as clinicians, researchers and academics with a solid foundation in both coursework and practical experience. The Master of Arts in Family Therapy prepares students for licensure as a Family Therapist in Texas and fulfills coursework requirements to take the Licensed Professional Counselor Exam in Texas. Family therapists serve in all sorts of settings, from private practices and community mental health agencies to residential treatment centers and programs for youth, offering a broad, exciting choice in careers.
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Admission Requirements

So, have we convinced you that University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Human Science and Humanities is the next step in your pursuit of academic success? Learn what it takes to be admitted to help you reach your educational goals.

  • Family Therapy M.A.
  • Admission Window

    December 10 – January 25 for fall admission

  • Application
    1. Complete the ApplyTexas online university application.
    2. Complete the Additional Supporting Documents for the program (below).
  • Requirements
    • Submit GRE scores (not more than 5 years old) through the standard reporting procedures.
    • Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended to the UHCL Office of Admissions.

    The following two documents must be uploaded to your UHCL E-Services account (assigned after you have completed the ApplyTexas online application):

    • Curriculum Vitae: An expanded résumé describing previous education; all work experience; relevant course work and relevant volunteer activities; any honors, presentations, papers, avocations or other relevant life experiences
    • Statement of purpose and goals, not to exceed 1,000 words, describing your reasons for wanting this degree and how it fits into career goals.

    Three letters of recommendation and recommendation forms (PDF) should be submitted directly by the recommenders to Recommendations from academic faculty and/or work supervisors who know the applicant well are especially solicited.

    The FT program has an additional fee of $35 that should be sent directly to UHCL. Please indicate that the application fee is for your application to the FT program. Check or money orders may be sent to:

    Family Therapy Program Admissions
    University of Houston-Clear Lake
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 73
    Houston, TX 77058

Degree Requirements

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University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

About UHCL

Accreditations and Distinctions

The Family Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education.

Family Therapy M.A. Faculty

Matthew Brown
Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown

Associate Professor of Family Therapy,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3304
Office: SSCB 2109.13

Matthew Brown Faculty Bio

Emily Fessler

Emily Fessler

Associate Professor of Family Therapy ,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3371

Emily Fessler Faculty Bio