How to Apply
GRADUATE APPLICATIONS ARE COMPLETED ONLINE AT THE GRADUATE SCHOOL WEB SITE.
The Couple and Family Therapy program provides an intensive educative and training experience in which clinical expertise is stressed. Consequently, enrollment is limited and selection is competitive. Full-time students have priority both for admission and internships. Review of applications begins February 1. Admission requirements include:
- Evidence of competent academic performance in the undergraduate major
- Miller Analogy or Graduate Record Exam scores (TOEFL as appropriate)
- Personal statement describing your interest in CFT and outlining your professional goals
- Two or more letters of recommendation that can speak to your academic performance or when applicable attest to observed experience related to the helping professions
- Undergraduate or graduate courses in the following areas:
- Abnormal Psychology
- Developmental Theory
- Couple and Family Relationships
- Counseling Skills
- Research Design and Statistics (strongly encouraged)
- All candidates for admission must be interviewed by the CFT faculty. The goal of this interview is to determine whether the applicant possesses the full range of academic qualifications, experiential background, clinical competency, and readiness to undertake the rigors of an academically and emotionally demanding clinical preparation program.
Opportunities for financial aid include graduate assistantships, work-study opportunities, tuition scholarships, and graduate student loans. The Office of Financial Aid can provide specific data.
Test preparation resources for the Miller Analogy (MAT) and Graduate Record Exam (GRE), including detailed articles describing the different sections and practice tests that follow the official test outline can be found at the following sites.
MAT Test Resources
GRE Test Resources