How Do I Apply?
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To request a program application, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and refer to the M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy Program.
Completed applications received on or before July 1 of each year will be considered for fall admission. Completed applications received on or before December 1 of each year will be considered for spring admission.
Students may be admitted on a full or part-time basis; however, students must follow the sequenced program plan of courses.
Candidates who have completed some graduate credits would need to have their graduate transcript and syllabi reviewed to determine if any of their courses are applicable to the program. A maximum of eighteen credits can be accepted, according to department guidelines, for advanced standing at the master's level. Courses accepted towards the Masters program from other universities must be approved by the program director and/or admissions committee.
Non Matriculated Students: Students who are interested in the program can also take up to 3 Master's courses (a total of 9 credits) as a non matriculated student. Please discuss this option with the Program Director. Taking courses as a non matriculated student does not guarantee admission into the program. When Will You Make a Decision on My Application?
M.S. applications are reviewed by the Program Faculty, and selected candidates are invited in for a personal interview. Candidates are then ranked by Program Faculty. There are four outcomes: acceptance, conditional acceptance (such as pending GRE score submission, etc.), acceptance into alternative program (e.g., some students are offered admission to the M.A. in Psychological Studies if the faculty believe more experience is required before consideration to the M.S.), and not accepted.
Additional Required Documents
- Official undergraduate transcripts
- Miller Analogies Test or Graduate Records Exam scores. Scores need to be from tests completed within the last 5 years.
- Three letters of recommendation, including at least one from a former professor
- Personal statement including professional goals.
- A resume
- A personal interview
- $50 application fee
Admissions Criteria and Prerequisites
Students admitted to the M.S. program are expected to have completed the prerequisites of CPSY 6105 Biological bases of Behavior/Physiological Psychology (or a biology course, including a focus on human anatomy and the nervous system) and CPSY 7515 Social Psychology, or these may be taken during the course of study.
Generally, candidates for admission to the Masters program have earned their undergraduate degree in psychology or in a related area (i.e., sociology) although other undergraduate majors are also considered. Applications are considered based on all submitted documents as well as the personal interview.