Marriage and Family Therapist Degrees in South Dakota
For an on-campus experience, the nearby state of Minnesota has an MFT program, with Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. They provide a Master's degree in the MFT field that can be completed in a few years.
Those looking for a bit more flexibility, or unable to travel to an on-campus program may consider pursuing a degree online. Also based in Minnesota, Capella University offers a Master's degree that can be completed online. When looking at online programs, students should determine if there are any on-campus residencies that require traveling to the school for a certain amount of time, and if they meet the technical requirements to take the program.
Consider a Featured Online MFT Program
|School and Program Information||Online Program?|
Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy
GRE Not Required
The COAMFTE-accredited [email protected] is offered by The Family Institute at Northwestern University. Full-time students can complete the program in as few as 21 months. No GRE is required, but applicants must hold an undergraduate degree. Full and part-time tracks available.Learn More
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology Degrees
LPC/MFT emphases available.
No GRE Required.
Bachelor's Degree Required.
Choose your path at Pepperdine: pursue licensure as either an LMFT or LPC and serve diverse clients with our online master’s in clinical psychology. GRE scores are not required to apply, and you can earn your degree in as few as 27 months. Take the next step toward creating a positive social impact today.Learn More
Master of Education in Counseling & Development - Marriage Couple & Family Counseling
Minimum 3.0 Undergrad GPA
Learn how to diagnose mental and emotional disorders and resolve marriage and family conflicts related to divorce, mediation, child rearing, family violence and more.Learn More
|Touro University Worldwide|
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
WSCUC and COAMFTE Accredited
The MAMFT program at TUW is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), and is designed so that graduates are eligible for MFT Licensure in the State of California (and most other states) without requiring any additional coursework. The degree will enable graduates to pursue careers in mental health agencies, government organizations, private practices and elsewhere.Learn More
MA: Marriage and Family Therapy
Online with required intensives
A Liberty University marriage and family therapy master’s program online can prepare you to help individuals, couples, and families find healing through counseling. Online and on campus. Training Champions for Christ since 1971.Learn More
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
GRE Scores Not Required
Earn your masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at Northcentral University. COAMFTE and IACSTE accredited.Learn More
|Colorado Christian University|
Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.A. - Marriage & Family Therapy
Taught by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs), preparing you for licensure as a LMFT in a clinical environment. Required to attend a five-day on-campus residency held each summer of the program.Learn More
MS in Marriage and Family Therapy
No GMAT or GRE Required
Our COAMFTE-accredited MS in Marriage and Family Therapy features a combination of online education and in-person learning experiences that focus on assessment, diagnosis, treatment, intervention and clinical training.Learn More
|University of West Alabama|
Online MS in Family Counseling
Flexible online environment
Programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Guidance and CounselingLearn More
LMFT Licensure in South Dakota
For licensure in marriage and family therapy in the state of South Dakota, students must have a graduate degree in the field and a curriculum including at least 48 credit hours of coursework. The practicum within the program should have at least 300 client contact hours.
MFT Licensure Requirements
Students that have taken a program that is accredited by the COAMFTE will satisfy these needs. In post-graduate clinical experience, students will need at least 1,700 hours of work recorded. At least 200 hours of supervision is also required, and half of that must be directly with an approved MFT professional. Passing of the national examination is also required, and unsuccessful attempts can be retried after six months.
South Dakota Board Examiners for Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists
PO Box 340
Pierre, SD 57501
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
LMFT Careers and Salaries in South Dakota
The state of South Dakota has moderate employment within the field of marriage and family therapy according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
There are a few hundred workers throughout the state, with a good portion of that in the Sioux Falls metropolitan area. The median average for the state is approximately $38,700, which is lower than the national average. Some popular career options include Aegis Therapies, Sanford Health, and Big Stone Therapies.There are not any COAMFTE accredited MFT programs in South Dakota. Consider reviewing the online COAMFTE accredited MFT counseling program guide here, or view all counseling degrees in South Dakota. Available online programs currently accepting applicants are also available below.