2018-2019 Graduate Course Catalog 
    
    Apr 24, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Course Catalog

Marriage and Family Therapy, PhD


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Contact

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

Faculty

Deborah Coolhart, Thom deLara, 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; 6 credits of advanced practicum; and 6 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.

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

Part-time students are not admitted into the PhD program.

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.

 

Student Learning Outcomes


1. Demonstrate competence in advanced theory and theory building

2. Demonstrate research competence

3. Demonstrate supervisory competence

4. Demonstrate professional teaching competence

5. Demonstrate clinical competence

6. Demonstrate awareness and engagement with cultural and contextual differences

Degree Requirements


Advanced Theory and Practice 12 credits


Advanced Research Methodology 12 credits


Electives 3 Credits


Advanced Practicum 6 credits total


MFT 860  - Advanced Family Therapy Practicum - 6 credits

Masters Courses (Transferred) (Maximum) 33 credits


Internship


(1,000 Hours of client contact)

Dissertation 6 Credits


MFT 999  - Dissertation (6 credits)

Total credits required: 72 credits


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