24 months
32436 USD/year
32436 USD/year
32436 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Marriage and Family Therapy program at Syracuse University consists of a 60-credit curriculum that has been accredited since 1972 by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) and is designed to meet academic requirements for clinical membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.  


Key facts

Addressing the substantial need for trained professionals able to provide mental health services, Syracuse University’s accredited 60-credit master of arts degree in marriage and family therapy prepares students for rewarding work in marriage and couples counseling and family therapy in private practice, mental health facilities, social service agencies, and school districts, among many other organizations. The Syracuse University Marriage and Family Therapy program’s mission is to educate and train clinicians, scholars, and researchers in the ethical and systemic practice of MFT with a commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Department of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) is housed in Peck Hall, which offers advanced teaching technologies and learning environments that further distinguish Syracuse’s program in marriage and family therapy from others across the country. With extensive hands-on training, both at the Couple and Family Therapy Center, an on-campus clinical training and research facility, and at local community sites, students complete 500 hours of supervised clinical practice with individuals, couples and families. To conclude their studies, students complete either a one-day comprehensive examination or a master’s project. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Marriage and Family Therapy Ethics and Issues
  • Family Therapy Perspectives on Cultural Diversity
  • Family Therapy Across the Life Cycle
  • Psychopathology
  • Family Therapy Perspective on cultural diversity
  • Migration and Mental Health
  • Systemic Family Therapy with Military Families
  • Family Therapy with Complex Trauma
  • Therapy with LGBTQ Couples and Family

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to the master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy are screened for admissions by a committee of faculty. Requirements include a bachelor degree, recent GRE scores, 3 letters of recommendation, and a personal statement. There is no minimum GPA required for admission, although the MFT Department uses a benchmark of 3.4 as a standard.

Tuition Fee

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    32436 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 32436 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    32436 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32436 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    32436 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32436 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Syracuse

935 - 1370 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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