Is an MFT Degree Worth It?
What Is an MFT Degree?
Common Requirements to Become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
- Earn a bachelor’s degree
- Earn a master’s degree in psychology, marriage and family therapy, or a related mental health field. This process is overseen by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). If you need greater flexibility than what an on-campus MFT degree program typically provides, you may want to consider an online MFT program.
- Complete your supervised field experience requirement. Requirements for how many supervised hours you need before you can take your licensing exam vary.
- Pass the exams required by your state. State requirements will vary. Some states may require the MFT National Examination, managed by the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB).