Academic Programs

Academic Affairs Division

Marriage and Family Therapy
(Last Modified September 15, 2017)

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (AAMFT / COAMFTE)

University System Accredited Program(s)

University of Georgia (PhD)
Dr. Jerry Gale Director of MFT Program
Dept of Child and Family Development
MFT Program, 123 Dawson Hall
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: 706-542-4821
Email: jgale@uga.edu
Program Website

Program Accredited with Stipulations*: Doctoral
Program Type: Campus-Based
Self-Study Due Date: October 01, 2021
Renewal Date: November 01, 2023

* Program Accredited with Stipulations - The Commission will award initial accreditation or renewal of accreditation to programs evidencing substantial compliance with accreditation standards. Initial accreditation shall be granted for a period not to exceed five (5) years. Renewal of accreditation shall be granted for a period not to exceed six (6) years (Shorter periods of accreditation may be awarded at the discretion of the Commission). A program with deficiencies may be awarded accreditation with stipulations provided they can be corrected within a specified period of time. COAMFTE will specify “stipulations” that must be addressed in an interim report, due at a time determined by COAMFTE, or by an interim site visit to be conducted at a time determined by COAMFTE. (COAMFTE Accreditation Manual: Policies and Procedures) (Retrieved from http://www.aamft.org/cgi-shl/twserver.exe?run:COAPRGS_1 as of September 15, 2017)


Valdosta State University (MS)
Dr. Martha Laughlin
Program Director
1500 North Patterson St.
Valdosta, GA 31698
Phone: 229-249-4961
Email: mjlaughl@valdosta.edu
Program Website

Program Accredited: Masters
Program Type: Campus-Based
Self-Study Due Date: April 01, 2018
Renewal Date: May 01, 2020