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M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy Admission Requirements

Admission decisions based on entire applicant pool.

Requirements for All Students

  • Application Deadline: March 1
  • Bachelor's Degree from a Regionally Accredited Institution.
  • GPA 3.0 minimum. 
  • GRE General Test. Institution Code 1905.
  • Official Transcripts from each individual school at which you ever enrolled, even for just one credit and even if the credit appears on your bachelor's transcript.
    • E-transcripts preferred. Address them to nancy.crane@wheaton.edu.
    • Mail hard copies to Nancy Crane, Graduate Admissions Dept., 501 College Av., Wheaton, IL 60187.
  • Online Application Form.
  • Four Online Recommendation Forms, not letters. Letters are accepted as supplements to the forms.
    • Academic. Should be an instructor from whom you have taken a class.
    • Pastoral. Can be a Christian leader who is not a pastor.
    • Professional. Should be a person with whom you have had a supervisor-employee relationship, which can be in a non-paid context.
    • Mental Health Professional. Should be a licensed, mental-health practitioner or a psychology professor.
  • Chronological Resume.
  • Personal Interview with an MFT faculty member. We hope to use the interview to get to know students better and to give them an opportunity to get to know our program better. NOTE: Students need to submit their application, which contains the essays, forty-eight hours prior to the interview.
    • October 25, 2018, Thursday, video conference.
    • December 18, 2018, Tuesday, video conference.
    • February 22, 2019, Friday, Interview Day on campus. We strongly recommend coming to Interview Day.

To schedule an interview, contact the MFT Program Administrator at mft@wheaton.edu.

Additional Requirements for International Students

M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy

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