Completed Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, Masters of Counseling, or Master's degree in a related field from a regionally accredited college, university, or seminary.
Completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited 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; two essays (see below); the Disclosure of Online Learning Expectations (DOLE) form; three letters of recommendation (see the Reference Form to accompany all letters of recommendation); $75 application fee.
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.
Complete applications are due by January 15, 2018 for the May 2018 cohort.
Admissions decision will be issued by March 30 for the May 2018 cohort.
Early applications for the May 2019 cohort are due by October 31, 2018.