Keith Alford, Director School of Social Work email@example.com 315-443-5562
Thom deLara, Associate Professor, Department Chair, Marriage and Family Therapy firstname.lastname@example.org 315-443-9830
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This interdisciplinary program allows the student to complete degrees in two distinct professions, the Master of Social Work (MSW) and the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) in three years. The dual degree exposes students to the philosophical and legal distinctions of both degrees, creates a unique opportunity for MSW students to deepen their clinical training with couples and families, and introduces MFT students to a broader range of social work and social welfare course offerings as well as the art of clinical diagnosis which is in the scope of practice of the Social Work profession.
The MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
The MFT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education.
Given the rigorous nature of this program only full-time study is allowed. Students who are admitted to the program and drop below fulltime as defined by the sample program plan below will not be able to continue in the dual program.
Please note that effective Fall 2018, students will initially apply to either the MSW or MA program only, with admission to the Dual MSW/MA program at the end of year one via an internal admission process.
Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate coursework. Application requirements include transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a personal statement. Admission requirement for this program include TOEFL or IELT S scores for international applicants.
Merit-based financial support is awarded based on a student’s admission application. These awards are highly competitive and are available to both U.S. and international full-time students. Students may apply for several loan programs to cover the cost of attendance. (Federal Direct Loan, Program Federal PLUS Loans, Alternative Loan Programs).
The Social Work department is located in 244 White Hall on the Syracuse University campus and provides faculty and student work space. In addition, the Social Work department offers field placement at any of the 200 social welfare, human services and health agencies from 27 counties in upstate New York.
The Marriage and Family Therapy department located at Peck Hall, 601 E. Genesee Street near main campus houses a newly renovated, state of the art, clinical training facility with 14 counseling rooms, observation rooms, and a digital recording system.