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Oklahoma State University

Marriage & Family Therapy


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.



Graduates of the program:

1. Systemic & Integrative Knowledge & Practice (THEORY)
Are knowledgable in family systems theoretical models and clinical interventions and are able to apply an Integrative Systemic Therapy approach across diverse client populations and presenting problems.

2. Diversity & Sociocultural Attunement Principles (DIVERSITY)
Demonstrate competence in assessing and treating client systems of diverse backgrounds, contexts, and identities through multicultural competence and humility—guided by principles of sociocultural attunement applied to therapeutic and professional contexts.

3. Ethical Principles in Practice (ETHICS)
Have an understanding of relevant ethical and legal principles and codes of conduct as well as competence in ethical decision-making skills—with sensitivity toward values, diversity, and the systemic context.

4. Research-Informed Practice (RESEARCH)
Are competent in critically evaluating and applying relevant research to clinical practice, including competence in using measurement and feedback systems to empirically evaluate treatment progress.

5. Personal & Professional Development (PERSONHOOD)
Demonstrate a high degree of self-awareness and self-development to foster the effective and ethical use of self in therapy—including a commitment to continual self-evaluation and improvement.


coamfteThe 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, 2020

On-Campus Interview Day: February 12, 2021*
*Top applicants are invited to campus for an all-day interview

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 In accordance with COAMFTE standards, the following table provides a snapshot of student achievement over the past 10 years:

Student/Graduate Achievement Disclosure

MFT Accreditation Chart


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.