Why BYU?

The BYU MFT program is COAMFTE accredited and has been ranked #1 in research. Click the image to watch a video of the BYU student experience.

What is Marriage & Family Therapy?

Find out more about what a marriage and family therapist does with this Education and Career Resource report.

Faculty Interviews

Listen to recent conversations our faculty members have had on podcasts and radio stations about strengthening marriages and other topics of interest.


Students learn and employ various types of therapy right here in the Taylor Building. Play therapy, shown here, is one of the types of therapy used in the MFT program

The MFT Career Spectrum

Magazine issue of Family Therapy that explores different career options for MFT's as well as giving tips on surviving Grad School, beginning a career, and more. Click title for link.

MFT Practice Research Network (PRN)

MFT researchers at BYU have developed an Internet-based assessment system that can be used by MFTs and other systemically-oriented therapists across the country and the world. Click title for more info.

Program Director Jonathan Sandberg receives Wesley P. Lloyd Award for Distinction in Graduate Education

Jonathan G. Sandberg brings considerable energy to the family therapy graduate programs. He embodies experiential learning through his relationships with his students as he compassionately pushes them to step into "the uncomfortable unknown" by wrestling with topics such as race, gender, class, and privilege. Jonathan has chaired or been a member of nearly 100 graduate committees.

BYU MFT Mission Statement

In harmony with Brigham Young University’s sponsoring organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and the mission and aims of Brigham Young University, the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) programs focus on the “balanced development” of all associated with MFT training to be a healing influence in a world struggling to create safe and meaningful relationships. This development is carried out in an environment of compassion, inclusion, and diversity.  Both programs educate MFTs in a relational perspective on the practice and science of healing to improve the health and well-being of individuals, couples, and families.  Finally, we strive to be an international leader in process research that informs how change occurs and extend our healing influence beyond our programs. 


Application Deadline

December 1, 2018 10:00pm Mountain Time 

All materials including Ecclesiastical Endorsement should be submitted by this time

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COAMFTE Accredited Programs

Student Achievement Data for the BYU Marriage and Family Therapy programs (MS and PhD) can be accessed by visiting the following:

MS Program

PhD Program

Please email mftptsec@byu.edu or call 801-422-5680 with questions.


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