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Admissions: M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy

How Do I Apply?

Complete our online application.

Application Deadlines

Completed applications received on or before July 1 of each year will be considered for fall admissions and December 1st of each year for spring admissions.

Admissions Information

Students may be admitted on a full or part-time basis; however, students must follow the sequenced program plan of courses.

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 Master’s 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 group interview. Applicants must have an undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. GRE Scores of 140 or higher on the Verbal and Quantitative sections and 3.5 or higher on the Writing Section are preferred. Writing samples may be submitted to demonstrate writing ability but are not required for admission.

Required Documents

  • Completed graduate application
  • Official undergraduate transcripts
  • GRE scores. Scores need to be from within the last 5 years.
  • Three letters of recommendation, including at least one from a former professor
  • Personal statement including professional goals and description of interest in the MFT profession.

Your personal statement should also describe the personal and professional experiences that will influence your training and development as a Marriage/Couple and Family Therapist (in 1000 words or less).

  • A resume
  • $75 application fee

When Will You Make a Decision on My Application?

M.S. applications are reviewed by the Program Faculty from January 20th to July 1st: for fall admissions, and September 1st to December 15th for spring admissions. Selected candidates are invited for mandatory personal group interviews. Candidates' applications, including interviews, are then reviewed by program faculty.

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