COAMFTE Student Achievement Criteria Data Disclosures

The Falk College Marriage & Family Therapy program is accredited by the The Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) which is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) coa@aamft.org. As a part of our accreditation, we are asked to provide consistent information about academic quality and student achievement to foster continuing public awareness, confidence, and investment. We do this in an annual report on student achievement. Below are charts outlining our annual graduation rates, job placement rates and exam pass rates.

Master of Arts Program

The Marriage and Family Therapy Master’s Program at Syracuse University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, (703) 838-9808, coa@aamft.org.

Student/Graduate Achievement Disclosure

COAMFTE Student Achievement Criteria Data for Syracuse University (MA)
Accredited: 07/31/1975
FT: 2 Years, PT: 3 Years [1]
Cohort Year Students Entered Program # of Students in Program Graduation Rate (%) [1] Job Placement Rate (%) [2] National Exam Pass Rate (%) [3]
FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
2010-2011 19 5 89% 100% 100% 100% 91% 100%
2011-2012 26 4 88% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
2012-2013 30 NS 87% NS 96% NS 100% NS
2013-2014 29 4 100% 75% 100% 100% 95% 100%
2014-2015 26 3 88% 100% 100% 100% 93% 100%
2015-2016 17 1 76% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
2016-2017 27 NS 93% NS 100% NS 100% NS
2017-2018 23 1 100% IP 100% IP IP IP
2018-2019 14 2 100% IP IP IP IP IP
2019-2020 11 1 IP IP IP IP IP IP
FT = Full Time
PT = Part Time
NS = No Student
IP = In Process: Program is in the process of collecting data

Ph.D. Program

The Doctoral Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Syracuse University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, (703) 838-9808, coa@aamft.org.

As seen in the table below, the SU MFT Doctoral program began admitting students to the Ph.D. program in 2015 after a moratorium beginning in 2007.

Student/Graduate Achievement Disclosure

COAMFTE Student Achievement Criteria Data for Syracuse University (Ph.D.)
Accredited: 07/31/1996
Advertised Program Length: 4 years [1]
Cohort Year Students Entered Program # of Students in Program
Full Time
Advertised Graduation Rate (%)
Full Time
Job Placement Rate (%)
Full Time [2]
National Exam Pass Rate (%)
Full Time
2009-2010 NS NS NS NS
2010-2011 NS NS NS NS
2011-2012 NS NS NS NS
2012-2013 NS NS NS NS
2013-2014 NS NS NS NS
2014-2015 NS NS NS NS
2015-2016 2 100% 100% (2 of 2) 100% (2 of 2)
2016-2017 2 50% 100% (2 of 2) 100% (2 of 2)
2017-2018 2 IP IP IP
2018-2019 NS NS NS NS
2019-2020 2 IP IP IP
NS = No Students: Program did not enroll students this year
IP = In Process: Program is in the process of collecting data

[1] Programs should report graduation rates for program’s Advertised Length of Completion. The Advertised Length of Completion is how long the program is designed to complete as written.
[2] This is defined as the percentage of graduates from the cohort year listed that are employed within 3 years of their graduation utilizing skills learned in the COAMFTE accredited program. Masters and Doctoral programs are required to provide this information. Post-Degree programs are encouraged to share this with the public.
[3] Master programs are required to provide this information. Doctoral and Post-Degree programs are encouraged to share this with the public. For Master’s programs only, COAMFTE has established a benchmark of 70% pass rate for each cohort. Programs in California can use the California Law and Ethics exam for MFTs to meet this requirement.

Note: Some data are collected through surveys, email, and social media platforms.