COAMFTE Resources for Students

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What is the Value of COAMFTE Accreditation for Students?

Earning a degree from a COAMFTE accredited program will:

  • Ensure you will receive, a quality education in marriage and family therapy that has been evaluated and has met accepted standards established by the profession.
  • Ensure that your program faculty will be active participants in contributing to the body of knowledge for the field of marriage and family therapy.
  • Ensure that your program does what it promises on its website and promotional materials.
  • Prepare you for licensure as a marriage and family therapist.
  • Allow for ease of transferability of coursework, clinical hours, and credits completed among COAMFTE-accredited programs.
  • Ensure you will be prepared for the national and/or state examination in marriage and family therapy.
  • Facilitate your attainment of a state license as a marriage and family therapist by providing a recognized qualifying degree.
  • Facilitate obtaining a MFT license when you move from one state to another by providing a recognized qualifying degree.
  • Give you an advantage in obtaining employment as a marriage and family therapist.