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Student Achievement Data

Graduate Student Data table
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We are very proud of our students and graduates! We typically accept 10-15 new students each year. Many enter our program with other previously earned professional degrees or credentials, which they maintain while in our program and beyond. The graduates who report having taken the national MFT licensing exam typically do very well, and collectively have consistently exceeded our program’s benchmark of an 80% pass rate. 

In accordance with standards provided by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), our student achievement criteria is summarized above and also available on their website.  The data in this table reflects our program’s commitment to preparing our students for licensure and successful careers as Marriage and Family Therapists, and has been prepared with information from our January 2022 COAMFTE Report.

Note: National Exam Pass Rate, Licensure Rate and Employment Rate are typically provided by graduate survey responses.

Students Stats and Facts

Current students and faculty

Our current students represent a rich diversity of backgrounds, life experiences, undergraduate degrees and other professional or volunteer work.  Some are local to Rochester or New York State, others come from across the United States (California, Washington State, Maryland); recent graduates are from California, Maine, Maryland, Texas, Utah, Washington State, Wisconsin) and internationally (Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Myanmar). 

Our faculty, many of whom have worked together for decades, also bring a broad array of personal and professional backgrounds to our program.  Most of our faculty hold dual appointments in our primary Department of Psychiatry, as well as faculty appointments representing teaching, clinical work or research in the Departments of Family Medicine, Medicine, Neurology, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, and/or Surgery.

We currently have 26 (18 full time; 8 part time) students in the University of Rochester’s Marriage and Family Therapy program.   11% are male, and 89% are female.  65% are European-American, 8% are African-American; 4% are Hispanic/Latino; 4% are multi-racial and 19% are Asian.  Of the 14 faculty members in the MFT program, 14% are male and 86% are female, 86% are European-American, 7% African-American, and 7% Asian. There are 12 supervisors in the MFT program.  100% are female.   91% are European-American; 7% are multi-racial. 

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