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The Marriage and Family Therapy masters program admits students to the Fall semester only.

To qualify for admission into the Marriage and Family Therapy program, applicants must meet certain criteria and submit certain documents. Minimum expectations follow. A completed application must be submitted to PSYCAS no later than March 1st.


  • PSYCAS application and application fee.
  • Completed bachelor’s degree including the following three courses:  general psychology,  abnormal psychology, and psychological research methods/experimental psychology. Undergraduate course work will be evaluated on an individual basis for its recency and appropriateness to the graduate program and the degree must have been earned at a regionally accredited institution.
  • An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0. Applicants with GPA under 3.0 may be considered with additional requirements.
  • Completion of a statement of purpose.
  • Completion of an autobiography.
  • A current resume.
  • Three letters of recommendation from professors and individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s academic and professional abilities, potential, and appropriateness for the counseling profession. At least one letter should be from a professor.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to have at least one year of volunteer or paid experience working with families, children, couples, or students.
  • International student applications must include verification of English competence (minimum 600 score on TOEFL or two years’ college or university study at an institution where instruction is in English), a University of La Verne Financial Support Verification, and a confidential bank statement from the financial sponsor.
  • Selected applicants will be asked to complete an interview with at least two psychology faculty members and to complete a test of the written English language in the final phase of the application process.

How to apply

Apply online at PSYCAS. Learn more about the centralized application system by visiting PSYCAS.

PSYCAS Mailing Address

Send your transcripts to:                          Express mailing address:                       PSYCAS Customer Service
PSYCAS Transcript Processing Center   PSYCAS Transcript Processing Center      (617) 612-2088
P.O. Box 9138                                          c/o Liaison International                              Open Monday-Friday,
Watertown, MA 02471                            311 Arsenal Street, Suite 15                          9am-5pm EST

Watertown, MA 02472

The Psychology Department will contact applicants to set appointments for personal interviews and other screening. Questions regarding the admissions process to the MFT program can be directed to Natalie Cardoze, MFT Administrative Assistant, at (909) 448-4478. Applicants to the MFT program should not contact the university’s graduate admission office for any application questions or updates.




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