Applications must be submitted on or before January 1st. The Graduate School has minimum requirements for all applicants to graduate programs. In order to meet the Graduate School’s criteria, you must have at least a 2.75 GPA and be in the 30th percentile on the GRE. Many of our successful applicants have a minimum 3.0 GPA and 1000 on the GRE.
Applicants must have a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy or a related discipline. Applicants from a related field should have completed a course of study that demonstrates competencies in basic marriage and family therapy studies and clinical experience.
The application must be submitted by January 1 and include:
1) Completed application form and application fee ($US60)
2) Official transcripts for all colleges/universities attended
3) Three (3) letters of recommendation (preferably from faculty or supervisors from medical contexts)
4) Statement of Intent (should include the student's
a) Experiences related to medical family therapy
b) Research experiences and interests, including a clear research plan if accepted into the program
c) Vision for his/her career with a medical family therapy degree (i.e., why your career would require a PhD)
d) Strengths and areas of growth that have shaped his/her career
e) Description of him/herself as a clinician
5) GRE scores
6) A writing sample of no more than 10 pages is required. Applicants will be notified by mail if they are eligible for an interview. Candidates who have been considered for a personal interview with the Medical Family Therapy program faculty will be asked to participate in an individual and group interview.
Students may transfer up to 9 credit hours of doctoral course work toward their degree. Students who do not have a master’s in family therapy must complete specified courses from the m.s. family therapy curriculum prior to starting the doctoral curriculum. Contact Dr. Angela Lamson regarding transfer credits at email@example.com