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About Accreditation

The Value of Accreditation

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The Harm of Degree and Accreditation Mills

COAMFTE recognizes that some people may encounter degree mills and accreditation mills in their search for higher education. Important information about the harm of degree mills and accreditation mills can be found here.

About Accreditation

Accreditation is a voluntary process whose major purpose is to ensure quality in higher education. Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) reviews graduate programs in marriage and family therapy at a masters, doctoral and post-degree levels and grants accreditation to programs that meet and/or exceed accreditation standards.

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Accreditation Standards

Programs applying for COAMFTE accreditation are required to meet or exceed current Accreditation Standards throughout their period of accreditation.

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Understanding the Benefits of Marriage and Family Therapy

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