How to Apply

  1. Start with the SCSU School of Graduate and Professional Studies application
    1. SCSU Graduate and Professional Studies application (select Fall 2020)
  2. Then submit the following:
    1. transcripts from all university/college coursework
    2. MFT Essay
    3. two references (SCSU will email a web-based form/link to each reviewer an applicant designates)
    4. current résumé or curriculum vitae
    5. international student supporting materials (if required)

GRE test scores are not required. All application materials may be submitted through the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. 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 3.0 GPA or higher in their first nine credits of study, and 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 a.m. to 12 p.m.

About the Group Interview

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

With program permission, students with an undergraduate degree may register for up to 9 credits before accepted into the MFT program on a space-available basis, including: MFT 598, 587 & 672. Successful course completion is no guarantee of acceptance into the MFT program.

Additional Information

Questions? Email Dr. Rebecca Harvey, Admissions Coordinator or call Carmen Padua, Program Secretary at (203) 392-6414.