Mississippi MFT Programs

There is one university that offers an accredited MFT program designated by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) in the state of Mississippi.

The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg has an on-campus program that has seen nearly 100 percent success rate passing the national exam and 94.8 percent employment placement rate since the 2007-08 academic year.

Holding accreditation from the COAMFTE means that the program has met high academic standards and will best prepare students for a career in helping repair relationships between couples and family members.

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COAMFTE-Accredited Programs in Mississippi

For those unable to make the visit to one of these locations, prospective students can consider an online education.

It is recommended to check the program details in order to determine if there are any requirements to visit the campus to fulfill residencies, and typical technical requirements include a Windows or Mac-based operating system for modern computers and high-speed internet access.

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University of Southern Mississippi

The School of Child and Family Sciences offers a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. 60 credit hours are needed to complete the program, with course examples being Gender and Culture in Therapeutic Relationships, Advanced Study of Marriage and Family Therapy Theories, and multiple levels of Assessment and Diagnosis in Family Therapy.

Specific requirements to get into the program include obtaining at least a 2.75 minimum GPA in an undergraduate degree and submitting GRE scores, three letters of recommendation, essay describing professional goals, and an updated resume.

Some applicants will be getting a personal interview with faculty members.

LMFT Licensure in Mississippi

In order to gain state licensure for marriage and family therapy, applicants must complete at least a Master’s degree and it should be accredited by the COAMFTE.

MFT Licensure Requirements

Clinical practicum sessions should last for at least 12 consecutive months and contain 500 direct client hours and at least 200 supervised hours. Post-graduate experience should consist of at least 1,000 direct client hours and at least 200 supervised hours – 50 of those are direct, individual supervision by an approved LMFT specialist. National examination from the American Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulation Boards (AMFTRB) will be accepted.

Mississippi Bd of Examiners Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists

350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave., 1st, #761
P.O. Box 4508
Jackson, MS 39296-4508
LMFT Licensure:

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

LMFT Careers and Salaries in Mississippi

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, median salary for the state of Mississippi sits at around $36,750, which is lower than the national average.

Hundreds of marriage and family therapy professionals are represented in the state.

Examples of organizations to work at include Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center in Oxford, Gulf Coast Mental Health Center, and Mississippi Children's Home Society in Tupelo.

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Campus-Based COAMFTE Accredited Mississippi MFT Degrees

The COAMFTE (Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education) is the top accrediting board for MFT programs. Below is a list of COAMFTE accredited MFT programs in Mississippi. You can view online COAMFTE accredited MFT counseling programs or all Mississippi counseling degrees.

University of Southern Mississippi
  • MS in Marriage and Family Therapy
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