Admission Requirements

Post-Master's Certificate in Couple and Family Therapy

  • Graduate Admissions Application: We prefer you submit your application online, but you may submit a paper application. Apply online or use the paper application (PDF).
  • Application Fee: $75 (waived for students who apply online or submit the application during a campus visit; not applicable for programs that use a centralized application service).
  • Essay: Discuss Couple & Family Therapy as a separate and distinct profession from other mental health disciplines. Also discuss how this field will help you achieve your professional and research goals.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation: Recommendation letters must include address, phone number, and signature of the recommender. The recommendation envelope must be submitted unopened.
  • Résumé: Required for all programs.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts must be sent directly to Drexel from all the colleges/universities that you have attended. Transcripts must be submitted in a sealed envelope directly from the colleges/universities. Preferred GPA is at least 3.0
  • Mandatory Personal Group Interview.

Admissions Procedures and Policies

  • The Program Manager serves as a resource to assist prospective applicants in completing their application.  The Program Manager also acts as a liaison between the Program and/or prospective applicants and other University Offices such as but not limited to Financial Aid, Housing and Office of Enrollment.
  • Members of the MFT Admissions Committee review all completed applicants. The committee is charged with the task of reviewing all applicants, presenting them to the faculty, participating in the University’s Information Sessions and coordinating interviews.
  • The Department has a rolling admissions and applicants are reviewed throughout the entire year.  However, the program’s start date for matriculated students is in the Fall Quarter.
  • PMC student interviews are held in a group format designed to simulate a typical classroom experience that will enable faculty to evaluate whether applicants educational goals are congruent with the programs mission. Applicants are strongly encouraged to self-evaluate and use their reflections about the interview process as important data in the decision making process.
  • After the program accepts or declines an applicant for program admissions the University’s Office of Enrollment sends the official offer letter. After the applicant decides to accept the University’s offer the program is allowed to communicate and engage in program planning. 

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

  • Transcript Evaluation: All international students applying to a graduate program must have their transcripts evaluated by the approved agency: World Education Services (WES), 212-966-6311, Bowling Green Station, P.O. Box 5087, New York, NY 10274-5087, Web site:
  • TOEFL: Applicants who have not received a degree in the United States are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). An official score report must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service. For more information visit the Web site:, then click on TOEFL.
  • I-20/DS-2019 and Supporting Financial Documents (international students only): Please print, complete, and submit the I-20/DS-2019 Application Form (PDF). 

International Consultants of Delaware, Inc.
P.O. Box 8629
Philadelphia, PA 19101-8629
215-222-8454, ext. 603

Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools
3600 Market St., Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2651

World Education Services, Inc. (WES)
Bowling Green Station, P.O. Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087

Priority admission deadline is January 1 of the year in which applicants would like to begin the program (e.g., January 1, 2014 for Fall 2014). Regular admissions will continue on a rolling basis after the priority deadline until the class is full. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as early as possible to ensure full consideration.