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School of Child and Family Sciences

Marriage and Family Therapy Student 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) 838-9808coa@aamft.org.

 

Student Graduate Achievement:

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 Student Achievement Criteria Data for University of Southern Mississippi
Accredited: 5/01/1989

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

Year Entered the Program

# of Students in Program

Graduation Rates for Students Graduating within the Advertised Length of Program 

Graduation Rates for Students Graduating within the Maximum Length of Program

Graduate Job Placement Rates

National Exam Pass Rate

 

FT

PT

FT

PT

FT

PT

FT

PT

FT

PT

2007-2008

12

2

75%

50%

83%

50%

100%

0%

100%

0%

2008-2009

9

1

56%

100%

100%

100%

88%

100%

100%

100%

2009-2010

9

0

100%

n/a

100%

n/a

77%

n/a

100%

n/a

2010-2011

10

1

70%

0%

100%

0%

100%

n/a

88%

n/a

2011-2012

11

0

63%

n/a

82%

n/a

100%

n/a

100%

n/a

2012-2013

13

0

69%

n/a

85%

n/a

100%

n/a

100%

n/a

2013-2014

11

0

100%

n/a

100%

n/a

100%

n/a

100%

n/a

2014-2015

13

0

100%

n/a

100%

n/a

92%

n/a

100%

n/a

2015-2016

8

1

88%

100%

88%

100%

86%

100%

100%

In process

2016-2017

11

0

100%

n/a

100%

n/a

100%

n/a

100%

n/a

2017-2018

11

0

In process

n/a

In process

n/a

In process

n/a

In process

n/a

2018-2019

11

0

In process

n/a

In process

n/a

In process

n/a

In process

n/a

FT=Full-time

PT=Part-time

*Minimum length of time 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 is how long the program is designed to complete as written. Maximum length of time 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.).

**Program are only required to provide data on the past 10 years/cohort or since the program was initial accredited, whichever is shorter

***This is defined as the percentage of graduates from the cohort year listed that are employed within 3 years of their graduation utilizing skills learned in the COAMFTE accredited program. Masters and Doctoral programs are required to provide this information.  Post-Degree programs are encouraged to share this with the public.

**** Master 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.

 

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 96% pass rate, our student pass rate is higher than the COAMFTE minimum standard.

 

Licensure Rate:

After graduation, students who seek licensure in the state of Mississippi are required to obtain a minimum of two-years of post-graduate supervision by either a State of Mississippi Approved MFT Supervisor or an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. By the time our alumni are eligible for licensure, several of them have moved to other states or have pursued education at the doctoral level. We acknowledge that the percentages in this column are most likely lower than the actual licensure rate since it reflects only the alumni who we still have contact with and who can confirm their licensure status.  Additionally, many alumni listed in this column are still working towards licensure.

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School of Child and Family Sciences

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Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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Phone
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