Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapy

Our students acquire the tools and skills that will assist them to deliver a service to improve the well-being of individuals, couples, families and social systems within diverse settings while maintaining fidelity to theory and research-based scholarship.

Immersed in systems theory, the students move through the program within a cohort which enables them to grow within the context of other students in whom they develop strong relationships.

The students attend classes two or three days per week in the first year. The second year is comprised of students completing internship requirements while attending classes one day per week.

Our Accreditation 

The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy accredits our program. Read AAMFT Student Achievement Criteria here.

Read our mission, philosophy and educational outcome goals here.

COAMFTE Student Achievement Criteria (percentage)

Program Accredited 2007

Year Entered Program

Students Enrolled

Graduation Rate %   (Min. Time)*

Graduation Rate % (Advertised Time)*

Graduation Rate % (Max. Time)*

Job Placement Rate %**

Licensure Pass  Rate %***

National Exam       Pass %****

 

FT

PT

FT

PT

FT

PT

FT

PT

FT

PT

FT

PT

FT

PT

2005-06

15

 1

93

100

93

100

93

0

193

n/a

93

n/a

100

n/a

2006-07

13

4

92

50

92

50

92

50

69

n/a

75

n/a

100

n/a

2007-08

11

82

n/a

82

n/a

82

n/a

82

n/a

82

80

100

83

2008-09

9

2

100

50

100

50

100

50

100

n/a

67

67

100

75

2009-10

18

1

89

100

89

100

89

100

89

n/a

53

50

88

100

2010-11

17

2

100

100

100

100

100

100

77

n/a

50

n/a

100

100

2011-12

14

100

n/a

100

n/a

100

n/a

100

n/a

n/a

n/a

100

50

2012-13

19

79

n/a

79

n/a

79

n/a

77

n/a

n/a

n/a

88

100

2013-14

14

2

93

50

93

50

93

50

100

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

50

2014-15

17

2

82

n/a

82

n/a

82

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a+

n/a+

n/a

n/a

2015-16

16

2

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a+

n/a+

n/a

n/a

*Minimum length of time (2 years) is the shortest time possible that a student could complete the program (i.e., a student doubled up on coursework one semester and was able to graduate early). Advertised length of time (2 years) is how long the program is designed to complete as written. Maximum length of time (7 years) is the maximum allowable time in which a student could finish the program (i.e., if a student needed to take time off due to illness, family responsibilities, etc.).

** This is defined as the percentage of graduates from the cohort year listed that are employed within three years of their graduation utilizing skills learned in the COAMFTE accredited program. These numbers are based on alumni who reported their employment status.

*** Programs accredited by COAMFTE must demonstrate 70% pass rate on the licensure MFT exam for each cohort.

**** Measures only alumni who took the national exam.

+ Recent graduates not yet eligible for licensure.

Diversity

The Marriage and Family Therapy program at St. Cloud State University is a welcoming environment for persons of all cultural worldviews. Consequently, the university and program endeavors to attract a diverse range of participants in the program. Two measure of diversity include ethnic and gender categories are represented in the table below dating from 2011 to current.

Student and Faculty/Supervisor Demographics by Ethnicity and Gender (2011 – Current)

DEMOGRAPHIC STUDENTS FACULTY / SUPERVISORS
ETHNICITY 2011 - 2014 2015 - Current 2011-2014 2015-Current
African American 2 0 0 0
American Indian 0 0 0 0
Asian/Pacific Islander 9 1 0 0
Caucasian 50 26 2 3
First generation immigrant 4 1 1 0
Hispanic/Latino 4 1 0 0
Multiethnic 0 2 0 0
Non-resident (International) 7 2 0 0
GENDER
Male 17 9 1 1
Female 49 36 2 2
Other identifying 0 0 0 0