Since implementing the cohort model in Fall 2011 Southern's Marriage and Family Therapy had 82% of full time student graduate in 2 years.
Historically, most MFT graduates have been hired in appropriate positions prior to graduation. They are to be found in most major agencies throughout Connecticut including Mid-State Hospital, Wheeler Clinic, Children's Psychiatric Emergency Services of Saint Raphael's Hospital, The Consultation Center, Clifford Beers Clinic, Yale University, Norwalk Hospital - Oncology Services, numerous family service agencies, youth service agencies, private practices, and other organizations where families receive treatment. A number of MFT graduates have also moved into administrative and director positions in these agencies. In addition, many graduates have gone on to complete doctoral studies.
State licensure regulations require a post-graduate practice year (1-2) in a non-profit agency under the supervision of a licensed marriage and family therapist, which includes 1,000 hours of clinical contact and 100 hours of supervision. Candidates for licensure are also required to sit for the state licensing exam.