Hawaii MFT Programs

For the best higher education in the field of MFT, students should look at programs that have been designated by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

These Master's degrees or PhD programs have gone through rigorous review and have met high standards by an established organization. Students can trust that the curriculum they will pursue will best prepare them for evaluating and recommending treatment procedures for a diverse group of patients.

Unfortunately, at this time, there are no COAMFTE accredited programs available in the state of Hawaii, but there are online options available.

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Online MFT Degrees in Hawaii

Since there are no accredited programs in the state of Hawaii, the best course of action is reviewing online programs.

There are a handful of opportunities based in the continental 48 states, with institutions such as Capella University in Minnesota and Syracuse University in New York. Students should review if there are any on-campus residencies that are required.

In these instances, students must travel to campus in order to prepare for their program and meet with faculty and other peers. They must also consider technological needs, such as a modern computer that runs on a Windows or Mac operating system, has a compatible browser to run the learning management system software, and there is high-speed internet access to view video lectures and other high-end features for online students.

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LMFT Licensure in Hawaii

The Hawaii Professional and Vocational Licensing Division is responsible for the distribution of state licensure for marriage and family therapists. Within the education criteria, applicants should hold at least a Master's degree in the field with 33 credit hours and at least 300 client contact hours. In the post-degree time frame, an additional 1,000 hours of direct client contact is needed, which is equivalent to two years. At least 200 hours are needed for supervision, and while group supervision does count, there can be no more than six in attendance.

Hawaii Professional and Vocational Licensing Division

Dpt. of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Attn: MFT
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
LMFT Licensure:

  • Marriage and Family Therapist

LMFT Careers and Salaries in Hawaii

Even though the state is isolated from the continental 48 states, marriage and family therapy careers have seen successful salaries in Hawaii according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The median salary is over $75,000 annually, which is significantly higher than the national average. There are anticipated to be around 100 workers altogether when it comes to employment throughout the state. Examples of job opportunities include the Child and Family Service of Hawaii, Hawaii Behavioral Health, and Alaka'ina Foundation Family of Companies.

There are not any COAMFTE accredited MFT programs in Hawaii. Consider reviewing the online COAMFTE accredited MFT counseling program guide here, or view all counseling degrees in Hawaii. Available online programs currently accepting applicants are also available below.

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