Marriage and Family Therapy (M.S.)

Accreditation

Our students acquire tools and skills to improve the well-being of people within diverse settings, while maintaining fidelity to theory and research-based scholarship.

Immersed in systems theory, students move through the program in a cohort, which enables them to grow strong relationships with other students.

The students attend classes two or three days per week in the first year. In the second year, students complete internship requirements while attending classes one day per week.

Our Accreditation

First accredited in 2007, our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

Student Achievement Criteria

The program regularly tracks its progress in several areas known as Student Achievement Criteria (SAC).  This includes graduation rates, rates with which graduates pass the national exam required in most states for licensure, and rates with which graduates obtain licensure as a MFT. Results are updated annually with best efforts made to locate alumni.


COAMFTE Student Achievement Criteria (percentage)

Year Entered Program

Students Enrolled

Graduation Rate % (Advertised Time)*

Job Placement Rate %**

Licensure Pass  Rate %***

National Exam       Pass %****

 

FT

PT

FT

PT

FT

PT

FT

PT

FT

PT

2005-06

15

1

100

100

93

n/a

93

n/a

100

n/a

2006-07

13

92

50

92

n/a

75

n/a

100

n/a

2007-08

11

100

-

100

-

82

-

100

-

2008-09

9

100

50

100

100

67

n/a

100

n/a

2009-10

18

89

100

100

100

53

100

89

100

2010-11

17

100

100

100

100

50

100

100

100

2011-12

14

100

-

100

-

n/a

-

100

-

2012-13

17

100

-

100

-

n/a

-

89

-

2013-14

14

100

100

100

50

n/a

n/a

93

100

2014-15

15

100

100

100

100

n/a

n/a

93

100

2015-16

14

2

94

50

100

100

n/a+

n/a+

86

50

2016-17

16

3

88

In progress

100

100

In progress

In progress

In progress

In progress

2017-18

16

1

In progress

In progress

In progress

In progress

In progress

In progress

In progress

In progress

*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 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 (ethnicity and gender) 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 2011-14 2015-Current 2011-14 2015-Current
African American 2 1 0 0
American Indian 0 0 0 0
Asian/Pacific Islander 9 1 0 0
Caucasian 50 41 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 2
Female 49 36 2 1
Other identifying 0 1 0 0