Admission to the Marriage and Family Therapy Program

How to Appy

  1. Start with the SCSU Graduate School application:
          a) SCSU Graduate School application (select Fall 2018)
  2. Then submit the following:

GRE test scores are not required.  All application materials may be submitted through the online system or to: Southern Connecticut State University, School of Graduate Studies,  Application Processing Center, PO Box 8057, Portsmouth, NH 03802.  Documents that must be official, including university transcripts, are mailed from the granting institution directly to the address above.


Qualified candidates have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. The university requires an undergraduate quality point ratio (QPR) of 3.0 as a standard of acceptance, however a limited number of students with an undergraduate GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 may be accepted conditionally (Conditionally accepted students must receive a 'B' or higher in MFT 505, 597, 598 to remain enrolled). 

Application Status

Applicants will  receive a letter from the Graduate Office acknowledging receipt of a completed application. If you did not receive this email then your application is not complete.  You can check the status of your application by signing in to the Graduate Admissions Portal:


Completed application files are reviewed by the MFT Admissions Committee. Qualified applicants are invited to attend a group interview.  Group interviews are scheduled Thursdays 10 AM to 12 PM.  The following are scheduled interview dates.  We reserve the right to add or re-schedule dates as necessary. 

December 13, 2017
January 24, 2018
February 14th, 2018
March 7, 2018
April 4, 2018

Group Interviews

Up to five interview slots are offered to the most qualified applicants based on admissions criteria. The interview is  designed to introduce prospective students to the systemic and experiential training style and methods of the program and  to assess goodness of fit.  Come prepared to be present and actively participate.

Timeline and Statement About Rolling Admissions

The MFT program uses a rolling admissions policy. Beginning in the fall semester of each year the faculty begins to evaluate and select students for entry into the program.  Once we have successfully enrolled the desired number of students we suspend admissions.  Please note: we continue to accept new applications after this time but do not review them unless we have a new opening.   Please do not assume your application is complete.  Often students mistakenly believe that their application is complete when it is not.  We recommend that you contact the admissions coordinator to verify a complete application.

Taking Courses Before Matriculation

Students with an undergraduate degree may register for up to 9 credits before accepted into the MFT program on a space available basis.  Successful course completion is no guarantee of acceptance into the MFT program.