Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy

Understanding professional licensure

It is important to understand all educational and individual requirements for professional licensure. Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, certification, endorsement, or salary increase. State regulations vary regarding professional licensure. It is your responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for your state.

MS in Marriage & Family Therapy program

  • Designed to prepare learners for an initial license as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • 72 quarter credits
  • 12 months of fieldwork; including 500 direct contact hours, 200 of those relational
  • Accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) 

Roadmap to licensure

Aside from the educational component that a degree program helps you fulfill, some states may have additional requirements that you must satisfy to comply with state licensure requirements. The path to professional licensure is unique to each state and specific to their licensing requirements.

Professional licensure disclosures

Per 34 CFR 668.43(a)(5)(v) - General Disclosures, an institution must provide disclosures if: a program is "designed" to meet the educational requirements for a specific professional license or certification required for an occupation; or advertised as being a program that meets professional licensure educational requirements in a state for that specific occupation. The institution is required to disclose, for each state, whether the program did or did not meet the educational requirements for that state or whether the institution is unable to make such a determination.

Open this document to review Capella University’s professional licensure disclosures by state for this program. 

Please Note: The following document utilized COAMFTE standards version 12, as interpreted by Capella University, to determine state-specific professional licensure outcomes. State-specific professional licensure disclosures will be updated to reflect COAMFTE standards version 12.5 when they become available in January 2022.

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