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.

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

Admission deadline is February 1 of the year in which applicants would like to begin program (e.g., February 1, 2012 for fall 2012). Early admissions are accepted January 1.