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MS MFT Professional Licensure Disclosures 

Federal regulations require us to disclose in a public manner information about whether completion of our MS in Marriage and Family Therapy would meet educational requirements for licensure in a state. Below is the basic information, at a glance.

Professional License/Certification: LMFT

Meets the state educational requirements: New York

No determination has been made: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

MFT Licensure in New York State

The University of Rochester M.S. Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy is registered by the New York State Education Department as licensure qualifying.  Graduates from our program are prepared for entry-level practice as MFTs in New York State.  For New York State therapists, please see the NYS Office of the Professions link 

MFT Licensure Outside of New York State (Portability)

The Marriage and Family Therapy Program at University of Rochester is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, (703)838-9808,, which is relevant for those who might seek licensure outside of New York State.  A professional license is required to practice as an MFT in all states and the requirements vary by state.  Students nearing program completion will participate in a monthly Professional Development Seminar that addresses topics ranging from preparing a resume, job interviewing skills, as well as exploring relevant licensure requirements in locations outside of New York State.

Additional information about state licensing boards and the national licensing exam can be found here:

MFT Licensing Boards (  (see for California specific information)