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Marriage and Family Therapy programs at Syracuse

According to U.S. News & World Report, marriage and family therapy is one of the fastest-growing occupations today. Syracuse University’s Falk College has been preparing marriage and family therapy professionals for nearly five decades. So we know what communities need—and how to get students job-ready to meet those needs.

As a graduate student in marriage and family therapy, you’ll take classes at Peck Hall, a 30,000- square foot facility in the Syracuse community with three smart classrooms, a 24-station computer lab and an on-site Center for Couple and Family Therapy. Peck Hall offers the most advanced teaching technologies and learning environments available in the field, further distinguishing our program from others across the country.

‘First’ and ‘only’ are words that describe many of Falk’s Marriage and Family Therapy programs, including…

MFTs are licensed or certified in 50 states and are recognized by the federal government as members of a distinct mental health discipline. Falk College has embraced the field of marriage and family therapy because of its unlimited potential to change the world. The change you want to see in the world starts with you—and it starts today.

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The Falk College Department of Marriage and Family Therapy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). For information about student achievement, visit our COAMFTE Student Achievement Data page.

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How one alumna discovered her calling to marriage and family therapy

Blessed Unami Sikhosana ’11, G’12, G’17 stands in front of Falk College Complex. Growing up in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Blessed Unami Sikhosana ’11, G’12, G’17 lived with her grandmother and 6 younger siblings. “My mother was not there,” Sikhosana explains. Her…


Congratulations Class of 2017!

Dean Diane Lyden Murphy, along with the faculty and staff of Falk College, congratulates the Class of 2017! We are excited to see where your careers take you. Remember that you are “forever orange” and will always be a part…


Falk College students host makeup drive for transgender community March 2

Falk College’s Department of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) is hosting a makeup drive to benefit the Syracuse-area transgender community March 2, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Schine Student Center. The drive was organized by Meghan Harris…

Falk College announces new Certificate of Advanced Studies in Child Therapy

Falk College today announced a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Child Therapy, addressing a growing national shortage of mental health professionals trained to work with children and adolescents and their families. The CAS in Child Therapy is designed for…

American Foundation of Suicide Prevention hosts clinician training October 21

The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, Central New York Chapter, will host an attachment-based family therapy (ABFT) suicide prevention training for clinicians on October 21, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Maplewood Suites in Liverpool, New York….

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