The goal of the School of Family Life is to provide education in prevention and intervention that promotes quality family living across generations. The graduate programs in the school are noted for contributions in marriage preparation, family studies, social development, and marriage and family therapy.
Faculty research interests focus on intergenerational relationships and programs that strengthen marriages and families.
Graduate degrees offered:
MS & PhD. in Marriage and Family Therapy
MS & PhD. in Marriage, Family, and Human Development
MS & PhD. in Marriage and Family Therapy:
The MFT program at BYU began in 1967 and was among the first academic institutions in the United States to train marriage and family therapists. We are currently among the few universities offering both the masters and doctoral degrees in MFT. Utah passed legislation to license MFT’s in 1971, making it among the first states to do so. Thus, the program is rich in history and is located in a geographical and academic context of strong support for marriage and family studies. BYU MFT graduates are in clinical and academic positions throughout the United States, Canada and the world!
For more information on the Marriage and Family Therapy (MS) program click here
For more information on the Marriage and Family Therapy (PhD) program click here
MS & PhD. in Marriage, Family, and Human Development:
The MFHD program centers on theories, research and practices related to optimal human development within the context of family life. MFHD is not a clinical degree, but a research-focused academic degree. It provides a life-course perspective by which human development and family behavior can be understood and improved. Faculty members in the program represent a wide diversity of training and interests, such as: family relations, human development, home and family living, emerging adults, marriage and mate selection. The program has an international reputation for excellence in preparing students at the Master's and Doctoral levels.
For more information on the Marriage, Family, and Human Development (MS) program click here
For more information on the Marriage, Family, and Human Development (Phd) program click here
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2018-19 academic year. Check back February 2019 for the next application.
- Click on the link above to download the SFL Scholarship Application for 2018-19.
- We recommend that you write your essays using word processing software (not in the application). When your responses are exactly the way you want them, copy and paste them into the application.
- Once your application is complete, save a copy of the pdf using the save as option before trying to print. Be sure you rename the file.
- You MUST print your application in order to submit it.
- Submit applications in the SFL Office in 2086 JFSB.
- Applications need to be submitted by Friday, March 23, 2018 by 5:00 PM.
All applicants will be notified whether or not they were awarded a scholarship in May/June 2018.