If you are interested in learning the art and science of change, then this is the program for you. The MFT program at Valdosta State University leads to a Master of Science (M.S.) in Marriage and Family Therapy. This degree is an important part of what will make you eligible to sit for the MFT national licensing exam in Georgia and many other states. Our program is committed to nurturing the development of highly competent clinicians who work from a systemic/contextual perspective. To be successful, MFT’s must have authentic interest in their clients, possess therapeutic curiosity, be aware of ethical and therapeutic limitations, and be willing to talk openly with clients about anything clients' wish to discuss regardless of age, sex, physical disadvantage, political leanings, sexual practices and preferences, religion, race, and socio-economic status. To maximize learning how to do all that, MFT students receive training in an environment that supports scholarship, collegiality, respect, and diversity.

The Marriage and Family Therapy program is committed to the principle that in no aspect shall there be differences in the treatment of persons because of age, race, ethnicity, cultural background, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, spiritual belief and/or affiliation, sexual orientation, immigration status, relationship status, socio-economic status, health status, or disability and that equal opportunity and access to facilities shall be available to all.