Marriage and Family Therapist Degrees for Students in North Dakota
There are a few options for residents in North Dakota that are looking for COAMFTE-accredited education to enter the MFT field. The neighboring state of Minnesota holds a few accredited programs, and that includes an online program at Capella University.
Consider a Featured Online MFT Program
Pursuing an online program provides more flexibility for students to study on their own time and complete clinical experience at a local health care facility that is approved by the university. Students should be aware that some online programs require on-campus residencies, which are mandatory visits to further learn about the program they are about to dive into. Technical requirements also need to be met in order to have a satisfactory experience when learning online, like having proper computer equipment running Windows or Mac operating systems and having access to high-speed internet.
LMFT Licensure in North Dakota
Applicants that are looking for licensure for marriage and family therapy will need to hold a Mater’s or doctorate degree in the field, and the clinical practicum must be at least nine credit hours or a full school year. Those that have completed a degree that was accredited by the COAMFTE will have met all criteria for the state of North Dakota. Supervised clinical experience must total at least 3,000 hours of clinical work – half of that must be direct contact with clients. At least 300 hours of supervision is needed, and half of that must be direct individual supervision. 100 hours can be used in group sessions.
North Dakota Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board
3910 Lewis Road, NW
Mandan, ND 58554
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
LMFT Careers and Salaries in North Dakota
The state of North Dakota has limited employment in the field of marriage and family therapy according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Among those employed, median salary sits at around $45,500, which is lower than the national average but higher than neighboring states and other regions in the United States. The Fargo metropolitan area holds the most employment across the state with opportunities at Solutions Behavioral Healthcare Professionals and Prairie St. John's, which is a psychiatric hospital for all ages.There are not any COAMFTE accredited MFT programs in North Dakota. Consider reviewing the online COAMFTE accredited MFT counseling program guide here, or view all counseling degrees in North Dakota. Available online programs currently accepting applicants are also available below.