Student Achievement Data

COAMFTE student achievement criteria data for Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy (SMFT) program.

Accredited: December 1, 1983
Advertised program length: two years

Cohort Year Students Entered Program* Number of Students in Program Advertised Graduation Rate(%)** Job Placement Rate (%)*** National Exam Pass Rate****
2010-2011 12 100% 82% 100%
2011-2012 12 83% 90% 100%
2012-2013 12 92% 82% 100%
2013-2014 12 100% 100% 100%
2014-2015 9 89% 100% 100%
2015-2016 6 100% 100% 100%
2016-2017 7 71% 100% 100%
2017-2018 11 73% ^ 100% N/A
2018-2019 13 100% 77% IP
2019-2020 13 IP IP IP


IP = In Process = Students are currently in the program or alumni who are not yet eligible to take the National Exam.

^ 1 member of the 2017-18 cohort is completing their thesis. December 2020 graduation is anticipated, which would increase the Graduation Rate to 82%.

* Programs are only required to provide data on the past 10 years/cohort or since the program was initially accredited, whichever is shorter.

** Programs should report graduation rates for the program's advertised length of completion. The advertised length of completion for the SMFT program is two (2) years. This is how long the program is designed to complete as written.

***This is defined as the percentage of graduates from the cohort year listed that are employed within 3 years of their graduation utilizing skills learned in the COAMFTE accredited program. Masters and Doctoral programs are required to provide this information. Post-degree programs are encouraged to share this with the public.

**** Master programs are required to provide this information. Doctoral and post-degree programs are encouraged to share this with the public. For Master's programs only, COAMFTE has established a benchmark of 70% pass rate for each cohort. Programs in California can use the California Law and Ethics exam for MFTs to meet this requirement.