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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Marriage and Family Therapy, Non-Clinical Concentration in Creative Systemic Studies (Online), Ph.D.

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Program Description

Overview: The nonclinical track encourages a multidisciplinary study of therapy, counseling, coaching, consultation, teaching, social service learning, and other professions concerned with experiential transformation. This unique doctoral track is designed for masters level professionals from a wide array of disciplines who desire a deeper study of the contexts that advance the creative practices of the transformative arts. To find out more, please visit www.ulm.edu/onlinedegrees.

Purpose: The academic program aims to provide leadership for innovative scholarship and multicultural expression in the professions concerned with experiential transformation. Moving past traditional academics, it provides a supportive relational learning community that fosters creativity and co-learning.

Emphases: The creative art of transformation • Systematic know-how • Liberal arts orientation that embraces in humanities and performance arts • Multicultural approaches to health and well-being • Diverse forms of scholarship.

Program Admissions

Students admitted to the program will have successfully completed a master’s degree program from a regionally accredited institution, or the equivalent. All applicants must submit:

  • A resume
  • Three letters of recommendation from professional colleagues who are familiar with his/her character, work, and therapy skills (where applicable)
  • A scholarly writing sample of 8-10 pages. Previous work such as an academic paper or report may be submitted
  • A professional goal statement: 1-3 page typed, double-spaced statement of professional goals and how the Ph.D. will lead to the fullfillment of the goals
  • A TOEFL score of 61 or above (if applicable)


Total course requirements: 60 hours.

Graduate Courses

Note: To receive graduate credit for a 4000-level course designated ‘For Undergraduate and Graduates,’ a student must be in graduate admission status at the time credit is earned in the course. Credit earned in undergraduate admission status cannot be changed to graduate credit.

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