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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…
- The first accredited MFT master’s degree in the country
- The first and only accredited PhD in MFT in the State of New York
- The first and only 60-credit MFT master’s degree in the State of New York
- The only MFT-MSW dual degree program in the country
- Certificates of Advanced Studies (CAS) programs in Child Therapy and Trauma-Informed Practice
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.
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.
Counseling, therapy services available at Couple and Family Therapy Center
The Couple and Family Therapy Center, conveniently located on the Centro bus line in the heart of downtown Syracuse, offers confidential services with therapists trained to work with adults, children and families. Our therapists are graduate students in the nationally…
Donations sought for annual transgender clothing drive
Falk College’s Department of Marriage and Family Therapy is coordinating clothing donations to benefit the Syracuse-area transgender community as well as the Utica QCenter. As part of this annual project, gently worn clothes for any season, occasion, age and gender…
MFT programs prepare clinicians, scholars, researchers at Peck Hall
Falk College’s Department of Marriage and Family Therapy seeks to promote change and healing in people’s lives, addressing mental health issues through research, teaching, and providing therapy in the community. Offering the first accredited MFT master’s degree in the United…
Congratulations Falk faculty!
Professors Ellen deLara and Mary Ann Middlemiss at Falk Convocation.Professor Sarah Short and Dean Diane Lyden Murphy at retirement celebration. Photos courtesy of Prof. Alejandro Garcia. Dean Murphy, along with Falk College faculty and staff, congratulate faculty who retired at…
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…