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Marriage & Family Therapy and Counseling Studies

Master of Arts Program

Applicant Selection Criteria

Students admitted to the Master of Arts degree program will have successfully completed an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.  Applicants will meet two of the following criteria:

  1. A minimum undergraduate grade-point average of 2.5; and
  2. A minimum combined score of 283 on the GRE General Test (143 Verbal plus 138 Quantitative); or
  3. A total of at least 1283 points based upon the formula - 400 times the overall undergraduate grade-point average plus the combined GRE General Test score (Verbal plus Quantitative)

Prerequisites for the program are eighteen hours of studies in behavioral science (e.g. marriage and family therapy, counseling, psychology, sociology, psychiatric nursing, gerontology, pastoral counseling, or social work) including Abnormal Psychology and Personality Theory or their equivalent.

  1. Students may be admitted who do not have all eighteen hours; however, they will be required to complete leveling coursework in addition to the standard masters course work.
  2. Finalist in the application process will be required to have a personal interview with the MFT Masters admissions committee.
Application Process
Step 1:  Apply to the ULM Graduate School by February 1

Graduate Admissions
University of Louisiana at Monroe
Hannah Hall Room 241
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209

Step 2:  Apply to the ULM Marriage and Family Therapy Master of Arts Program by February 1

MFT Masters Program Admissions Committe
Marriage and Family Therapy Program
College of Health & Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Louisiana at Monroe
Strauss Hall #371
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA  71209

Step 3:  Graduate School Admission Decision

Upon receipt of your application materials sent to the Graduate School, your application will be reviewed.  You will receive a letter advising you of your Graduate School admissions status from the Director of Graduate School.

Step 4:  MFT Masters Program Admission Decision

Upon admission to the Graduate School, your Marriage and Family Therapy specific application will be reviewed by the MFT Admissions Committee.

Note:  Admission to Graduate School DOES NOT automatically ensure admission to the MFT Program.

If selected by the MFT Admissions Committee, you will receive an invitation to attend the Masters interviews, when scheduled.  You may also be required to bring with you a written response to an article within the field of marriage and family therapy.  Directions regarding this assignment and the article itself, will be included in the correspondence inviting you to the interview.

Following the interviews, you will receive an official letter regarding your admission status to the MFT Program.

Upon receipt of an official letter of acceptance into the MFT Program:

  1. Please send a letter of your acceptance or refusal to the MFT Master's Program Admissions Committee at the above address.
  2. You will then receive a letter from the MFT program regarding necessary coursework for the fall semester and a class schedule with information on how to register online.
  3. Register for classes online at https://banner.ulm.edu
  4. Please Note:  Keep your telephone number(s) and/or address(es) current with both the Graduate School and the MFT Program.

Resource Files and Links

NOTE:This information is provided as a reference only and is subject to change. Always verify all curriculum information with your faculty advisor or the dean's office. For complete curricular information, see the ULM Course Catalog.

Typical Course Sequence Entering 2013

Typical Course Sequence Entering 2014 or After

Welcome Letter

Degree Plan Sheet

Masters Handbook: Policies & Procedures

MA Clinic Handbook

Admission Procedures

Admission Application

ULM Graduate School

 


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