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
Advertised Program Length: 2 Years / Maximum Time to Complete Program: 5 Years *
Cohort Year Students Entered Program # of Students in Program Graduation Rate (%)* Job Placement Rate (%)** National Exam Pass Rate (%)***
FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
2008-2009 16 3 88% (14 of 16) 67% (2 of 3) 100% (12 of 12) 100% (2 of 2) 100% (9 of 9) 100% (2 of 2)
2009-2010 18 5 94% (17 of 18) 60% (3 of 5) 94% (15 of 16) 100% (2 of 2) 100% (14 of 14) 100% (1 of 1)
2010-2011 19 5 89% (17 of 19) 100% (5 of 5) 100% (18 of 18) 100% (5 of 5) 92% (11 of 12) 100% (3 of 3)
2011-2012 27 4 89% (24 of 27) 100% (4 of 4) 100% (23 of 23) 100% (4 of 4) 100% (17 of 17) 100% (3 of 3)
2012-2013 30 NS 87% (26 of 30) NS 96% (25 of 26) NS 100% (16 of 16) NS
2013-2014 29 4 100% (29 of 29) 75% (3 of 4) 100% (29 of 29) 100% (3 of 3) 100% (19 of 19) 100% (1 of 1)
2014-2015 25 3 88% (22 of 25) 100% (3 of 3) 100% (22 of 22) 100% (3 of 3) 100% (12 of 12) 100% (1 of 1)
2015-2016 17 1 76% (13 of 17) 100% (1 of 1) 100% (12 of 12) 100% (1 of 1) 100% (4 of 4) 100% (1 of 1)
2016-2017 26 1 92% (24 of 26) 100% (1 of 1) 100% (18 of 18) 100% (1 of 1) 100% (2 of 2) NS
2017-2018 23 1 87% (20 of 23) (0 of 1) ND ND ND ND
2018-2019 14 2 ND ND ND ND ND ND
NS = No Student
ND = No Data Available: (2017-18 and 2018-19 cohorts have not graduated yet).
FT = Full-time
PT = Part-time

PhD 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 PhD 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 / Maximum Time to Complete Program: 5 Years *
Cohort Year Students Entered Program # of Students in Program
Full Time
Advertised Graduation Rate (%)
Full Time
Maximum Graduation Rate (%)
Full Time
Job Placement Rate (%)**
Full Time
National Exam Pass Rate (%)
Full Time
2009-2010 No Students No Students No Students No Students No Students
2010-2011 No Students No Students No Students No Students No Students
2011-2012 No Students No Students No Students No Students No Students
2012-2013 No Students No Students No Students No Students No Students
2013-2014 No Students No Students No Students No Students No Students
2014-2015 No Students No Students No Students No Students No Students
2015-2016 2 50% (1 in progress) 100% (1 of 1) 100% (1 of 1)
2016-2017 2 No Data No Data No Data No Data
2017-2018 2 No Data No Data No Data No Data
2018-2019 No Students No Data No Data No Data No Data
No Students = Program did not enroll students this year
No Data = Cohort is still completing program within advertised length

Programs are only required to provide data on the past 10 years/cohort or since the program was initial accredited, whichever is shorter.

* Programs should report graduation rates for program’s Advertised Length of Completion which is how long the program is designed to complete as written.

** Master programs are required to provide this information. Job Placement Rates by cohort is defined as the percentage of graduates from the cohort year listed that are employed utilizing skills learned in the COAMFTE accredited program.

*** Masters programs are required to provide this information. 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. Masters programs can add a column if they have International students that do not take the exam or if they have students that take either the National Exam or the California Exam.

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