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Couple and Family Therapy (PhD)

College of Nursing and Health Professions

Degrees OfferedAvailabilityLocation
PhDFull-TimePhiladelphia

Application Requirements

On-Campus Program

Deadlines

Please view our academic calendar for term start dates.

Fall (Sept.)Winter (Jan.)Spring (March)Summer (June)
All StudentsJan. 15N/AN/AN/A

Requirements

For details regarding the items below please review the Admission Application Instructions.

  • Graduate Admission Application

    Applicants may only apply to one program. All documents submitted by you or on your behalf in support of this application for admission to Drexel University become the property of the University, and will under no circumstances be released to you or any other party. Please note, an application fee of $65 U.S. is required.

    Apply for Winter or Spring 2017 Apply for Summer 2017 or Future Terms

  • Transcripts

    Provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

  • International Transcript Evaluation (international applicants only)

    Transcripts must be evaluated by an approved agency for admittance into this program. For more information on transcript evaluations, please refer to the Admission Application Instructions.

  • Standardized Test Scores

    GRE test scores are required; minimum score varies.

    GRE subject exam recommended.

    TOEFL scores are required for international applicants or applicants who earned a degree outside the U.S. (minimum scores: 90/577/233). Scores will be reviewed based on section scores and total scores. IELTS scores may be submitted in lieu of TOEFL scores.

  • Essay

    Required guidelines are as follows:

    1. Research Goals (limit to one and a half pages)
    Identify a primary faculty member with whom you would like to work. In addition:

    • Describe what about the identified faculty member’s work particularly interests you
    • Describe how you envision contributing to that line of research
    • What are you interested in researching

    2. Clinical Goals (limit to one page)

    • Please describe briefly a family or couple therapy case that you treated that did not go well
    • Discuss what challenge or factors you think led to this outcome
    • Include an exploration of how your own personal and professional strengths and weakness may have contributed to this outcome

    3. Working with Underserved Populations (limit to one page)
    Please describe how you believe your research interests will:

    • Incorporate working with underserved populations
    • Contribute to understanding of the social and systemic variables that impact health outcomes,  mental health service access, and treatment delivery
    • Promote social justice in the health care field.

    For Winter or Spring 2017: Submit your essay by mail or through the Drexel University Admission Essay form.

    For Summer 2017 and beyond: Submit your essay with your application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.

  • Résumé

    For Winter or Spring 2017: Submit your résumé by mail or email it as an attachment to enroll@drexel.edu.

    For Summer 2017 and beyond: Upload your résumé as part of your admission application or through the Discover Drexel Portal after you submit your application.

  • Letters of Recommendation

    Three letters of recommendation are required. Recommenders may use the Confidential Letter of Recommendation form (Form A), but use of the form is not required.

  • Interview

    In-person or telephone interview required for qualified applicants.

  • Academic Experience

    Master's degree or post-master's degree in Couple and Family Therapy is required.

  • Mailing Addresses
    • By Postal Mail
      Drexel University
      Application Processing
      PO Box 34789
      Philadelphia, PA 19101-4789
    • By Express Courier
      (DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc.)
      Drexel University
      Application Processing
      3141 Chestnut Street
      Philadelphia, PA 19104-2876

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