Admission procedures

  • Screening. The Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate Admissions Committee will complete an initial application screening process based on your application materials only.
  • Group Interview. In late July, finalists are invited to meet with members of the committee for an hour-long group interview.
  • Recommendation and approval. Your admission to the MedFT program depends on recommendation by the MFT faculty and approval from the director of MedFT.
  • Timeline. The entire process is usually completed within five weeks after the final deadline date for applications.
  • Probationary period. Students are admitted on a probation status to allow faculty to be certain they are fully prepared for placement in a medical clinic. Once you have been assessed by MedFT faculty and cleared for your clinical readiness, the director will lift your probationary status.

Application checklist for current MFT students

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Two letters of professional recommendation
    • Please include references’ name, title, phone number, and email.
    • References should speak to your clinical readiness, clinical awareness, and personal character.
  • Résumé
    • A current vita or résumé showing your education, relevant work or volunteer experiences, and references.
  • Personal statement, three to four pages, typed, and double-spaced. It should address:
    • Your career goals.
    • Personal interest in the Medical Family Therapy program.
    • Your professional and personal strengths as they apply to the mental health profession.
    • Related volunteer or work experiences.
    • Personal and professional life experiences and how they have converged to motivate your application to the MedFT program at this time.

What Is Medical Family Therapy?

Medical Family Therapy provides counseling and therapy for patients and close family during the course of an illness or chronic health problem.