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Counseling Psychology

Marriage, Couple, & Family Therapy Outcomes

The MCFT program at Lewis & Clark is designed to prepare graduates for employment as marriage and family therapists working with individuals, couples, families, and groups from a systemic perspective.

A Fast-Growing Profession

Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy is a fast-growing professional field. It was ranked one the 50 best jobs in America by CNN in 2012 and by U.S. News in 2013.

Prepared for LMFT Licensure

Graduates of this program will have met the academic requirements needed to become licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT) and clinical members of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).

Graduation and Completion Data

Each year approximately 35 students begin the 3-year, full time program.  The table below shows what percentage of these students graduate and attain MFT licensure. 

MCFT Program Student Achievement Data
Advertised Program Length: 3 Years
Maximum Time to Complete Program: 5 Years
Year Entered Program Graduation Rate National Exam Pass Rate* MFT Licensure Rate*
2005 - 2006 75.00% 100.00% 33.33%
2006 - 2007 72.3% 100.00% 43.75%
2007 - 2008 50.00% 83.33% 38.46%
2008 - 2009 73.68% 100.00% 50.00%
2009 - 2010 75.00% 100.00% 22.22%
2010 - 2011 100.00% 100.00% 28.57%
2011 - 2012 82.86% 100.00% N/A
2012 - 2013 N/A N/A N/A
2013 - 2014 N/A N/A N/A
2014-2015 N/A N/A N/A

*This number is based only on those students we were able to contact and does not include those whose names may have changed or who may have moved without forwarding contact information.  It takes several years of full time work after graduation before graduates are eligible to apply for licensure.

In the News

  • Students in the Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy program in Uganda in 2014. From left to right...
    Graduate students launch a non-profit to support a counselor training center in Uganda.