School of Child and Family Sciences
Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate Achievement
The Marriage and Family Therapy Program at The University of Southern Mississippi (Southern Miss) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, (703) 838-9808 email@example.com.
The MFT Program faculty and staff at Southern Miss are committed to prepare students in the application of family therapy practice and knowledge in a variety of professional and community practice. As expressed in our mission statement, we strive to prepare competent and ethical mental health professionals dedicated to improving the human condition through both prevention and intervention. The percentages in the table below serve as one indicator of student and graduate achievement.
COAMFTE Graduate Achievement Data Table for The University of Southern Mississippi
Minimum Program Length*: 2 yrs / Advertised Program Length*: 2 yrs for FT/3 to 4 yrs for PT/ Maximum Time to Complete Program*: 5 yrs
IP=In Process: Students from the cohort listed have yet to graduate from the cohort year listed.
Programs are only required to provide data on the past 8 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.
*** Licensure rate is the percentage of graduates from the cohort year that have achieved ANY level of MFT licensure.
For Master’s programs only, COAMFTE has established a benchmark of 70% licensure rate for each cohort.
Graduation Rate and the AMFTRB National Exam:
While there have been a number of students since 2005 who have chosen to leave the program due to family crises, personal crises, choosing a different field of study, or some other reason, the vast majority of the students who are selected for our program finish within the advertised time. Students who choose to take the AMFTRB National Exam, a requirement for licensure in the state of Mississippi as well as in many other states, are very successful. With an overall 100% pass rate, our student pass rate is higher than the COAMFTE minimum standard.