Prospective Students: Admissions
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In addition to the five pieces of information, international students need to complete up to two additional steps.
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in any field.
Candidates need a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 45 quarter credits (30 semester credits) of coursework completed before applying for admission, or in all undergraduate work*.
*Whichever is higher
Social and behavioral sciences. A minimum of 24 quarter credits (18 semester credits) in the social and behavioral sciences, including a course in applied statistics and a course in individual life-span development, must be completed (at a regionally accredited institution) prior to full admission to the program.
Suggested courses. Students who have not already taken sufficient courses in the social and behavioral sciences are encouraged to take courses from the areas of theories of personality; theories of counseling; abnormal psychology; developmental psychology — OR — Family studies.
GRE psychology subject test. Applicants may elect to take the psychology subject test of the GRE. Those who earn a score of 500 or higher may waive any unfinished prerequisite coursework, with the exception of the statistics and individual life-span development courses.
Probationary status. Candidates with significant qualifications and exceptional recommendations who fail to meet the GPA or GRE/MAT minimum scores may still be considered for admission to the MFT program, because the program admits all students on a probationary status.
Applicants will submit three letters of recommendation:
Recommendation forms* are included in the application, and must be submitted on the forms provided.
*Forms should be sent in sealed and signed envelopes and forwarded to the Graduate Center, Suite 111.
Applicants will submit a typed, succinct personal statement that provides an accurate indication of writing and grammatical skills. Statements should be three to four pages, double spaced, in length.
The personal statement should address