2016-2017 Graduate Course Catalog 
    
    Jan 29, 2020  
2016-2017 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Marriage and Family Therapy, PhD


Contact

Linda Stone Fish, Ph.D., Graduate Director
315-443- 3024
 

Faculty

Deborah Coolhart, Thom deLara, Joseph P. Fanelli, Rashmi Gangamma, Linda Stone Fish, Dyane Watson

Program Description

The 72 credit doctoral program in Marriage and Family Therapy at Syracuse University seeks to prepare scholars who will advance theory, research, and teaching in the field of marriage and family therapy. Students are prepared primarily for teaching, supervisory, and research positions in graduate degree-granting institutions, training institutes, and health care settings. The program builds upon a clinical Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and is designed to provide students with an understanding of advanced theory in marriage and family therapy with expertise in process and outcome research methodology in marriage and family therapy.

Accreditation

The Doctoral Program in Marriage and Family Therapy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)

Admission

A completed master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, or the equivalent, is required. GRE’s are required for all students applying to the PH.D. program. An admissions committee consisting of MFT faculty members will consider requests for admission to the program.

Doctoral Degree Requirements

The Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy requires 72 credits. Students are allowed to transfer up to 33 credit hours from an M.A. in MFT or equivalent. Additional requirements include 12 credits of advanced theory and practice; 12 credits of advanced research methodology; 3 credits of elective; 3 credits of advanced practicum; and 9 credits of dissertation. Requirements also include a 9-month clinical internship and satisfactory completion of the doctoral qualifying examination and the doctoral dissertation and related oral examination.

Learning Outcomes:

The doctoral program in Marriage and Family Therapy at Syracuse University prepares students for teaching, supervisory, and research positions in graduate degree-granting institutions, training institutes, and health care settings.

Transfer credit

Up to 33 credits may be transferred from an accredited master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (or its equivalent).

Part-time study

Students are required to spend a minimum of one year in residence (full-time study).

Satisfactory progress

Per University Rules and Regulations, graduate students must earn a minimum average of 3.0 for work comprising the program for the degree or certificate and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8.

 

Degree Requirements


Advanced Theory and Practice 12 credits


Advanced Research Methodology 12 credits


Electives 3 Credits


Advanced Practicum 3 credits total


Masters Courses (Transferred) (Maximum) 33 credits


Internship


(1,000 Hours of client contact)

Dissertation 9 Credits


Total credits required: 72 credits