- Academic Requirements:
- Completed Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, Masters of Counseling, or Master's degree in a related field from an institutionally accredited and endorsed by CHEA college, university, or seminary.
- Completed bachelor’s degree from an institutionally accredited and endorsed by CHEA college or university.
- Preferred cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
- Interview with the Marriage and Family Doctoral Programs Admissions Committee.
- Completed application packet, including:
- Official Transcripts- official transcripts must be submitted from all institutions of higher education that the applicant attended; resume/curriculum vitae. Learn How to Request a Transcript from your previous school(s).
- Two essays (see below)
- Three letters of recommendation completed using this online recommendation form. (Please send the link to this form to your references.)
- $75 application fee.
- Essay Prompts:
- Statement of Purpose: A four to six-page essay addressing how the program goals coincide with the student's personal and professional objectives. The essay will be evaluated on the basis of content, presentation, and evidence of doctoral-level writing ability.
- Statement of Faith: A four to six-page descriptive, analytical essay focusing on how you have been impacted by your family of origin (positively and/or negatively) and how your faith journey has informed your understanding of yourself as a professional. This essay will be evaluated based on content, presentation, and evidence of doctoral-level writing ability.
- Early completed applications for the May 2024 cohort are due by October 13, 2023
- Regular completed applications for the May 2024 cohort are due by January 19. 2024.
- Admissions decisions for the May 2024 cohort will be issued by March 15, 2024.