a division of The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Oklahoma State University


About Oklahoma State University

The Master of Science Degree Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy at Oklahoma State University, in Stillwater, Oklahoma is the only Marriage and Family Therapy program in the state of Oklahoma accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

During the past 7 years:

  • 100%of alumni have passed the national LMFT exam
  • 100%of alumni have passed the Oklahoma state exam

Supervision & Clinical Experience

Students typically receive over 200 hours of supervision before graduation.

Around half of students’ 500 clinical hours are conducted at Center for Family Services (the state-of-the-art, on-campus clinic) enabling students to receive high quality supervision and training.

Students conduct the other half of their clinical hours in a community agency at their externship placements, enabling them to gain unique experience with various populations and clinical issues.

Students & Faculty

The MFT program at OSU is a 2 ½ year program and requires a completion of 63 credit hours. Students have the option of completing a graduate thesis project or taking additional coursework to gain certificates in various areas.

Small cohort sizes (averaging 8 students per year) allow faculty to provide individualized attention in fostering the development of students’ research and clinical skills.

The OSU faculty encourages the investigation of professional organization and experiences as a crucial element of student’s development as MFTs. Over the previous year, students either presented or attended professional conferences across the country, including AAMFT, OKAMFT, NCFR, OKCFR, the International Fatherhood Conference, the National Extension Conference, AAIDD, and the Children’s Behavioral Health conference.

Students at OSU receive training in filial and PCIT play therapy and are certified in the PREPARE/ENRICH curriculum for premarital couples. Many students also receive specified training to become facilitators for the Co-Parenting for Resilience course for divorcing or separated couples with children.

Current faculty include Dr. Kami Gallus, Dr. Matthew Brosi, and Dr. Nathan Hardy.

Visit the OSU MFT Website for additional details and for contact information:


OSU Student Representatives for OKAMFT:

Chelsea Keel, 2nd Year Student (chelsea.keel@okstate.edu)

Alicia Johnson, 2nd Year Student (jalici@ostatemail.okstate.edu)

Jamie Bechtelheimer, 1st year Student  (jamie.bechtelheimer@okstate.edu)

OSU Newsletter – April 2017