The Master of Family Therapy (MFT) Program prepares couple and family therapy practitioners and meets the educational requirements for license eligibility in the state of Pennsylvania. It is a two-year full-time or four-year part-time program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).
This clinically rigorous program exposes students to broad areas of theory and practice with an emphasis on the interdependence of individuals and the context of their relationships extending from family of origin to the global community. The curriculum is centered on the principles of social justice, cultural competence, and the Person of the Therapist model. Students also participate in culturally diverse, clinical practicum experiences, working with individuals, couples, and families under the supervision of experienced clinicians.
Please view our academic calendar for term start dates.
|Fall (Sept)||Winter (Jan)||Spring (March)||Summer (June)|
|All Applicants||Aug. 1 (Priority deadline: Jan. 1)||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Admissions will continue on a rolling basis after the priority deadline until the class is full or the date listed above, whichever should come first. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as early as possible to ensure full consideration.
For details regarding the items below, please review the Admission Application Instructions.
How to Submit Application MaterialsDrexel Admissions is currently processing application documents received through the U.S. Postal Service and courier services (DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc.), although there is a slight delay in processing these documents. We strongly recommend that you submit all official transcripts and supporting documentation electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your school is not able to send official transcripts electronically, please request that official documents be sent by mail or courier service. Please allow 3–4 weeks for transcripts and supporting documents sent by mail or courier to be processed. We appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time at Drexel and around the world. We will process all documents as soon as we receive them, but please expect some delays.
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.
Official transcripts must be sent directly to Drexel from all of the colleges and universities that you have attended. Please note that transcripts are required regardless of number of credits taken or if the credits were transferred to another school. An admission decision may be delayed if you do not send transcripts from all colleges and universities that you have attended.
Transcripts must show course-by-course grades and degree conferrals. If your school does not notate degree conferrals on the official transcripts, you must provide copies of any graduate or degree certificates.
If your school issues only one transcript for life, you are required to have a course-by-course evaluation completed by an approved transcript evaluation agency.
Precise, word-for-word English translations of all non-English language documents are required along with official documents in the original language. All translations must be completed by the issuing institution or an ATA-certified translator. Visit the American Translators Association website to search for an ATA-certified translator.
International students: If you have already graduated from your previous institution at the time of your application, please email your graduation certificate(s) attached as PDF or Microsoft Word documents to email@example.com. Note: Any international applicant, regardless of program, may be required to provide a transcript evaluation should the Admissions Committee determine it is needed for the application to be reviewed. If your transcripts are selected for a course-by-course evaluation by an external agency, you will be responsible for supplying all necessary documentation and paying all necessary fees to have your transcripts evaluated.
If you have questions regarding what documents you must submit to fulfill the transcript requirements, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions.
Transcripts must be evaluated by an approved agency for admittance into this program. Drexel University accepts course-by-course transcript evaluations from members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For a list of member agencies, please visit the NACES website.
Test of English as a Foreign Language
International applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL minimum scores: 90/577/233), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS minimum Overall Band Score: 6.5), or the Pearson Test of English (PTE minimum score: 61) unless they meet the criteria for a waiver.
A three-page essay answering the following questions:
- Why do you think, considering our specific mission, that our program would train you to become the kind of family therapist that you aspire to be?
- How do you envision your future career as a family therapist supporting the lives of oppressed and or marginalized populations?
- Please identify the state in which you will be pursuing MFT licensure post-graduation.
- Please identify any additional academic requirements, if any, required by the state in which you intend to seek MFT licensure.
- Please identify additional pre and post licensure clinical requirements required by the state in which you intend to seek MFT licensure.
Submit your essay with your application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.
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. To electronically request recommendations, you must list your recommenders and their contact information on your application. We advise that you follow up with your recommenders to ensure they received your recommendation request — they may need to check their junk mail folder. Additionally, it is your responsibility to confirm that your recommenders will submit letters by your application deadline and follow up with recommenders who have not completed their recommendations.
Request recommendations with your application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.
Alternatively, you may submit your recommendation letters by mail. Letters must include the address, phone number, and signature of the recommender. The recommendation envelope must be submitted unopened to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
Domestic Applicants: Mandatory in-person group interview required for qualified applicants.
International Applicants: Mandatory virtual group interview required for qualified applicants.
Bachelor's degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required.
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