Nebraska MFT Programs

There is one university in the state of Nebraska that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) and prepares students for a career in the MFT field.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers a Master's degree in the discipline and the program is acceptable for nearly all state licensures in the United States.

Nebraska employs a few hundred MFT professionals and its median wage falls slightly below the national average.

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Offered through the College of Education and Human Services, the Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy will train students to become fluent in their practice and will fully understand various theory in terms of evidence-based treatment plans and the human condition.

Their studies will prepare them to treat individuals for substance abuse, addiction, and other things that are causing communication problems with their loved ones.

There are 53 credit hours needed to complete the program, along with at least 500 hours of direct client therapy. At least 200 hours are needed to be done with couples and/or multiple family members.

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COAMFTE-Accredited Programs in Nebraska

Prospective students that are not able to attend the on-campus program in Lincoln may consider taking an online course. Some options include Northcentral University based in California and Capella University in Minnesota. Students should determine if they meet the technical requirements to take these programs and if there are any on-campus residencies required.

LMFT Licensure in Nebraska

Gaining marriage and family therapy licensure in the state of Nebraska requires a certain amount of education, post-graduate experience, and the passing of a national exam. It is recommended that students gain a graduate degree at a program that is accredited by the COAMFTE.

MFT Licensure Requirements

There must be at least 300 direct client contact hours in clinical practicum sessions. At least 3,000 hours of supervised practice is needed after graduation, and half of that is also spent as direct client contact. This can be completed between a span of two to five years. National examination is distributed by the American Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulation Boards (AMFTRB) and must be completed and passed before applying.

Nebraska Board of Mental Health Practice

P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
LMFT Licensure:

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

LMFT Careers and Salaries in Nebraska

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the state of Nebraska has a few hundred workers in the marriage and family therapy field.

The median annual salary sits at approximately $43,370, which is below the national average, but it can jump to over $75,650 at the 90th percentile.

Many job opportunities are in Omaha and employ family therapists, including Children's Hospital and Medical Center, CHI Health, and Nebraska Methodist Health System.

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Campus-Based COAMFTE Accredited Nebraska 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 Nebraska. You can view online COAMFTE accredited MFT counseling programs or all Nebraska counseling degrees.

University of Nebraska Lincoln
  • MS in Marriage and Family Therapy
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