Phillips Graduate Institute

Campbellsville University
Los Angeles, CA


Details at a Glance

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Degrees Offered

Master of Marriage and Family Therapy

Our Program

Our experientially-based MFT program offers a small class size, professional faculty & curricula designed to help foster future clinicians.

For almost 50 years, Phillips’ Marriage and Family Therapy program has been training students to become competent and effective marriage and family therapists. The Master of Marriage and Family Therapy Program’s (MMFT) mission is to empower students to make a difference in the lives of others and to help them grow professionally and personally.

Our MMFT program integrates theory and practice, preparing students with the academic knowledge, clinical competency, and professional development necessary to successfully practice as marriage and family therapists.

Phillips students have access to exceptional educational opportunities. We offer a cutting-edge training facility that includes students’ one-way mirror observation of live therapy, allowing them to experience clinical modeling by faculty who are licensed, practicing professionals. As such, students begin developing their clinical abilities from the moment they begin the program.

Phillips students have a rich and dynamic learning environment, and our graduates are highly regarded for their professionalism in the mental health field.

Training opportunities for students are also available at the California Family Counseling Center (CalFam), Phillips’ onsite community counseling center. CalFam is a primary training site for Phillips students, and the Counseling Center has been providing affordable community mental health services since 1971.

All course work in the MMFT program is designed to fulfill the mission, goals, and competencies consistent with the values of Phillips and ethical codes of the profession. The curriculum of this program has been accepted by the California Board of Behavior Sciences for Licensure in the state of California for marriage and family therapists. The MMFT program is regionally accredited through Campbellsville University. The accrediting body is the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSOCS).


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    Personal Statement
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    3 Letters of Recommendation
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    Official transcripts from your bachelor’s degree conferral institution and any graduate level coursework.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a “rolling” basis, which means they are reviewed until a program is filled. We encourage all applicants to use the priority application dates as guidelines to be considered for the semester they wish to start. Students applying for financial aid should plan to meet the priority application dates to ensure completion of the admission and registration process, if admitted. 

Please visit our website at to learn about future priority application dates.

Student Body

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    85 Students
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    80% Female
  • Male

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    20% Male

What Our Students Say

  • Her advice to those considering the program? “Trust your intuition,” she says. “I had a good feeling about PGI, and that really proved to be true. The school doesn’t just teach you how to be a marriage and family therapist, but helps you grow into becoming a better human being, too. I would say, think about what you really want to get out of this experience and come with an open mind and heart.” 

    Brenda Serpas, Master of Marriage and Family Therapy ‘21
  • I noticed how much more experiential and sincere Phillips felt, compared to other schools and programs. No other school offered a case conference class, where you experience live therapy through a 2-way mirror like Phillips did. Another feature was having a Counseling Center conveniently attached to the school, where we would have the opportunity to get our clinical training hours. I loved how intimate and close it all felt.

    Samir Malik, Master of Marriage and Family Therapy ‘21

Tuition & Financial Aid

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Additional Information

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    Work-study Programs Available
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    Financial Aid Available
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    Technology Fee: $75 per semester

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