Anti-Discrimination Policy

Loma Linda University’s policy on anti-discrimination states the following: The University is committed to equal education and employment opportunities for men and women. While Loma Linda University (LLU) gives preference in its selection processes to  students and employees who are aligned with the faith-based mission of the University and the Seventh-day Adventist Church, LLU does not and shall not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, medical condition, physical handicap, mental condition, veteran’s status, or age in the provision of any of its services. In the department of counseling and family sciences, we adhere to this policy and additionally do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of socioeconomic or relationship status.

Graduate Achievement Data

Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) requires accredited programs to provide Graduate Achievement data, starting with the year the program becomes accredited or over the most recent 7 years. The following table provides all Graduate Achievement data for the Systems, Families, and Couples PhD program.

COAMFTE GAD Data for PhD Program 2024

FT=Full-time • PT=Part-time • IP=In Process: Students from the cohort listed have yet to graduate from the cohort year listed. • NS=No Students • N/A=Not Applicable

Programs are only required to provide data on the past 7 years/cohort or since the program was initially accredited, whichever is shorter.

*Graduation Rate is the program's Advertised Length of Completion which is how long the program is designed to complete as written.
**Job Placement Rate is the percentage of graduates from the cohort year that are employed utilizing skills learned in the COAMFTE accredited program.


The Systems, Families, and Couples PhD program is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse student, faculty, and supervisor body. We believe that it is this diversity that helps us to provide an open educational environment that seeks to advance the field of Couple and Family Therapy in consideration of all families. Our current demographics are shown below.


COAMFTE Gender Data for PhD Program 2024


COAMFTE Ethnicity Data for PhD Program 2024

Our Faculty

Each faculty member within the department of Counseling and Family Sciences supports the mission, goals and learning outcomes of the Systems, Families, and Couples PhD program as well as the mission and values of the university. Although our educational backgrounds represent various disciplines, we share a common respect for and belief in systemic-relational thinking and evidence-based practice. This is demonstrated by our efforts in reviewing and voting on individual program policies as well as accreditation, involvement in various ongoing presentation and publication efforts, advocating and modeling a systems-relational perspective in clinical practice and supervision of students both in and outside of the classroom.

CFS Faculty Data PhD 2024

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CFS Faculty Contribution to the Profession PhD 2024

Systems, Families, and Couples (PhD)