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Marriage & Family Therapy
U.S. News & World Report named marriage and family therapist #2 among social services jobs in its 2017 Best Jobs rankings. The job’s highest quality scores came in the Work-Life Balance and Job Market categories.
MFT PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT
The Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Oklahoma State University prepares students to competently assess for individual and family risk and to foster resilience and positive transformation in the face of adversity from a systemic perspective. The program emphasizes parallel development in the areas of clinical skills, self-awareness, and the establishment of a personalized model of family therapy, with a progressive integration of the three areas as the student develops basic competence in each area.
MFT PROGRAM GOALS
Graduates of the program:
- Demonstrate clinical competence with assessment, admission to treatment, paperwork and case management, therapeutic interventions, and ethical decision-making.
- Have a clear, integrated model of family therapy that consistently informs their assessment and treatment decisions and practices.
- Have a high degree of self-awareness in both therapeutic and professional contexts and will be open and committed to continual self-evaluation in these systems.
- Are knowledgeable consumers of research, demonstrating competence in evaluating and summarizing research related to the field of MFT.
The Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Oklahoma State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). We are the only program in Oklahoma with this distinctive status. The masters degree option in MFT qualifies students to sit for the national MFT licensing exam and apply for licensure in the state of Oklahoma, and most other states’ with MFT licensure .
Application Deadline: December 1, 2019
On-Campus Interview Day: February 14, 2020*
*Top applicants are invited to campus for an all-day interview
In accordance with COAMFTE standards, the following table provides a snapshot of student achievement over the past 10 years:
Student/Graduate Achievement Disclosure
Programs are only required to provide data on the past 10 years/cohort or since the
program was initial accredited, whichever is shorter.
* Programs should report graduation rates for program’s Advertised Length of Completion which is how long the program is designed to complete as written.
**Programs applying for initial or renewal of accreditation are required to publish the following in their SAC table: (1) the maximum length of program completion (years only) and (2) graduation rates for maximum length of program completion (maximum allowable time in which a student must finish the program). Programs in Maintenance of Accreditation are encouraged to continue publishing the graduation rates for maximum length of completion but are not required to do so.
*** Masters and Doctoral programs are required to provide this information. Job Placement Rates by cohort is defined as the percentage of graduates from the cohort year listed that are employed utilizing skills learned in the COAMFTE accredited program.
**** Masters programs are required to provide this information. Doctoral and Post-Degree programs are encouraged to share this with the public. For Master’s programs only, COAMFTE has established a benchmark of 70% pass rate for each cohort. Programs in California can use the California Law and Ethics exam for MFTs to meet this requirement. Masters programs can add a column if they have International students that do not take the exam or if they have students that take either the National Exam or the California Exam.