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Marriage and Family Therapy Admission Requirements

  1. Provide evidence of a baccalaureate or more advanced degree from a United States regionally accredited or equivalent post-secondary institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for regular admission status. The cumulative grade point average is computed on the highest degree held at the time of application to the Edgewood College graduate program.
  2. Complete and submit graduate application (including $30 fee).
  3. Request that official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate academic credits received from any post-secondary institutions be sent directly to Edgewood College Graduate and Professional Studies.
  4. The MFT program reference form must accompany two letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to comment on the candidate's potential for success as a therapist.
  5. The MFT program requires a two-page typewritten statement indicating motives and professional goals for pursing a degree in MFT. The written statement should include:
    • Interests and motivation for wanting to be a therapist
    • Ability to succeed in graduate school
    • What preparation, either through coursework, internship, volunteer work, or job experience, has been undertaken that provides basic therapy skills.
  6. Applicants must also submit a resume.
  7. Attendance at an on-campus interview with the Program Director and an admissions team is mandatory.  Interviews with candidates applying for a September start will take place on the first Saturday in March. Interviews with candidates applying for a January start will be held on the first Saturday in November. During this interview, the applicant will be required to participate in a role-play exercise.
  8. International Students may have additional admission requirements. Learn more.


The completed admission application and fee must be submitted prior to the October 1 deadline for spring entries and February 1 for fall entries.

New Student Orientation

An Orientation Day for new students will be held the first Saturday in June for cohorts beginning in August, and the first Saturday in December for cohorts beginning in January.



Transfer Credits

Upon regular admission, an applicant may submit up to 12 semester hours of graduate credit from other United States regionally accredited (or equivalent) post-secondary institutions for consideration of transfer to Edgewood College for application to a degree program. Approval of the respective department is required. To be considered for application to a degree program, a course must have been taken within the past five years, must have a “B” or better grade for courses receiving a letter grade of “A” through “F” (if the grade is “P” the equivalency is determined by the appropriate school or department), must be relevant to the degree program to which it is being applied, and must not have been applied toward another degree. Grades from transfer courses are not computed in the Edgewood College GPA. The transfer of credits for the Studies in Change or Ethics interdisciplinary components requires approval of the Graduate Council IC Subcommittee.