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COVID-19 Modified Operations

Due to ongoing concerns for the safety of our students, faculty for the Marriage and Family Therapy Program will continue working remotely and most classes are being held synchronously on-line.  Lori Duke is now working from her office on campus.  For assistance, please email her at  She will return your email within two business days.
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Please note that program business hours are 8am-5pm M-F.

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The UVU Master in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) trains students to be professionally competent in the field of marriage and family therapy. Through the application of systemic theories, skills, and ethics, students are prepared to serve a diverse client population. Students who successfully complete the program, including academic course work and supervised clinical practica, are eligible for employment and licensure as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Utah. This program is offered in collaboration with the Behavioral Science Department and the family science undergraduate degree.


Applications for Fall 2022 will open Sept 1, 2021 and close Dec. 1, 2021

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Why choose Marriage and Family Therapy?

Marriage and Family Therapists provide therapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups. MFTs work in a variety of settings including outpatient and hospital sites, agencies, and private practice.  Marriage and Family Therapy approaches treatment from a systems perspective, which means that these therapists view people and problems in context.  MFTs seek to empower their clients by focusing on individual resiliencies and contextual resources. For more information about Marriage and Family Therapy, go to the AAMFT website and click on Learn about MFTs.

In the 2019 U.S. News Best Job Rankings, Marriage and Family Therapists ranked #8 in Best Social Service Jobs and #75 in the top 100 Best Jobs list.

 According to Utah DWS Occupation Information,  marriage and family therapists are “expected to experience much faster than average employment growth with a moderate volume of annual job openings. Business expansion, as opposed to the need for replacements, will provide the majority of job openings in the coming decade. Job prospects are expected to be good for marriage and family therapists, particularly in rural areas or other communities that are underserved by mental health practitioners.” 

Why choose UVU?

The Utah Valley University mission is to prepare students for success in work and life through excellent and engaged teaching and scholarship. UVU prepares professionally competent people of integrity who, as lifelong learners and leaders, serve as stewards of a globally interdependent community. The UVU MFT program emphasizes clinical competence and ethical practice. This program prepares graduates for gainful employment and community service as marriage and family therapists.

Across a broad range of clinical employment settings, marriage and family therapists seek to improve the quality of life for individuals, couples, and families.  The UVU Marriage and Family Therapy program emphasizes professional competence and stewardship within the local community.  With an emphasis on systemic theories, clinical skills, and professional ethics, the MFT program prepares graduates for licensure and employment in marriage and family therapy.  The training of marriage and family therapy students champions inclusion and diversity through self-awareness and respect toward all people. 

Will the MFT Program at UVU meet the educational requirements for the professional credential in the state or US territory you might choose to live during or after completing your UVU degree? Visit the UVU Professional Licensure website to learn more.  Also, take a look at the Can I get licensed when I graduate? FAQ on our Program Information page.


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Information Sessions

  • February 26 from 1-2pm
  • February 27 from 11-11:50am
  • UVU Campus. Room number FL 120 (Fulton Library)

Diversity and Inclusion at Utah Valley University 

UVU & Inclusion 

UVU is committed to preparing all students and employees for success in an increasingly complex, diverse, and globalized society. We promote civility and respect for the dignity and potential of each individual. We seek to advance the understanding of diverse perspectives. We value and promote collegial relationships and mutual respect among students, faculty, and staff. We acknowledge and seek to address the needs of populations who are underrepresented and students with varying levels of academic preparation, even as we strive to provide access and support for all students and employees in ways that are culturally relevant and responsible.

Prospective students Inclusion and Diversity

UVU's Commitment to Diversity

One of the most important ways in ensuring students are successful is if the university environment is inclusive. Over the last several years, UVU has shown itself as a state and national leader in inclusion and diversity efforts, receiving national awards from the White House, Diversity MBA Magazine, and Minority Access Incorporated. As an institution, UVU has chosen to be proactive and far-reaching, raising and allocating almost 3.1 million dollars for its inclusion efforts. As one can find on this page, UVU has 20+ centers, initiatives, and other resources to ensure that students feel like they are safe and championed while being a Wolverine. In addition, one can also find the current Strategic Inclusion Plan, which outlines a large portion of our Inclusion efforts; and the annual reports, which highlight what has been accomplished and what is still being worked on.