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As an AAMFT accredited program, the Marriage and Family Therapy program reports data on student achievement to our accrediting body on a yearly basis. The chart below provides evidence that our students successfully complete the program and are well prepared to pass the licensure exam and enter the profession following graduation.

COAMFTE Student Achievement Criteria Data for Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy Program 

The Family Institute at Northwestern University
Accredited: 1995

Minimum Program Length*: 2 years /   Advertised Program Length*: 2 years /   Maximum Time to Complete Program*: 5 years

Year Students Entered Program**

# of Student in Program (optional)

Graduation Rate (Minimum Time)

Graduation Rate (Advertised Time)

Graduation Rate (Maximum Time)

Job Placement Rate***

National Exam Pass Rate****

FT

Virtual

FT

Virtual

FT

Virtual

FT

Virtual

FT

Virtual

FT

Virtual

2012-2013

26

NS

100.00%

NS

100.00%

NS

0.00%

NS

96.00%

NS

100.00%

NS

2013-2014

28

NS

96.42%

NS

96.42%

NS

0.00%

NS

96.00%

NS

100.00%

NS

2014-2015

28

NS

96.42%

NS

96.42%

NS

0.00%

NS

100.00%

NS

100.00%

NS

2015-2016

28

NS

100.00%

NS

100.00%

NS

0.00%

NS

92.86%

NS

100.00%

NS

2016-2017

27

NS

100.00%

NS

100.00%

NS

0.00%

NS

92.59%

NS

100.00%

NS

2017-2018

27

NS

100.00%

NS

100.00%

NS

0.00%

NS

88.89%

NS

100.00%

NS

2018-2019

26

NS

100.00%

NS

100.00%

NS

0.00%

NS

85.19%

NS

IP

NS

2019-2020

27

NS

92.59%

NS

100.00%

NS

0.00%

NS

92.00%

NS

IP

NS

2020-2021

31

NS

IP

NS

IP

NS

IP

NS

IP

NS

IP

NS

2021-2022

30 NS IP NS IP NS IP NS IP NS IP NS

FT = Full-time/ PT = Part-time
ON = Online
NS = No Students
IP = In Process: Program is in the process of collecting data

*Minimum length of time is the shortest time possible that a student could complete the program (i.e., a student doubled up on coursework one semester and was able to graduate early). Advertised length of time is how long the program is designed to complete as written. Maximum length of time is the maximum allowable time in which a student could finish the program (i.e., if a student needed to take time off due to illness, family responsibilities, etc.).

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

***This is defined as the percentage of graduates from the cohort year listed that are employed within three years of their graduation utilizing skills learned in the COAMFTE accredited program. Master's 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.

To compare our student achievement data with comparable programs, please see data published by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education.