MFT Open House
The MFT Program will hold a virtual Open House in the fall for applicants interested in applying for Fall 2021 enrollment. Information about the date and time will be updated here. Current students and faculty will be available to talk with interested applicants.
Students who would like to pursue financial assistance should complete a FAFSA with the Office of Student Financial Aid. Students may also be considered for the NC Tution Scholarship for out-of-state students, Chancellor's Fellowship, Provost's Fellowship, the Diversity Fellowship Program, and several scholarship programs through the Cratis D. William School of Graduate Studies. Tuition rates are available through Student Accounts.
Paid assistantships are available to students. Students are currently placed as GAs assisting faculty with research, administrative support for the department, and in offices on campus which include: the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Compliance; University Housing; Writing Center; RCOE Dean's Office, and the Graduate School. Positions available through the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling will be offered after admissions. There are additional positions posted through the Graduate School and the Division of Student Development. More information about GA applications, requirements, and compensation is available on the Graduate Assistant Overview.
The Division of Student Development hosts GAPP Weekend (Graduate Assistant Preview Program) each February. If you are interested in an assistantship through the Division of Student Affairs, which includes Residence Hall Directors for applicants who have served as Resident Assisants as an undergraduate, you are highly encouraged to attend GAPP weekend.
How to Apply
We follow an annual cohort model admissions process for fall enrollment. Applications are reviewed beginning late fall and are due no later than February 1. We are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2020 enrollment. In-person interviews take place in early spring each year for fall enrollment. Applications will be accepted for fall 2021 admissions in upcoming weeks.
- Graduate School requirements
- Departmental Questionnaire completed
- In Person Interview
- Departmental MFT Admissions Committee approval
Students who meet the general graduate school requirements are considered for admission into the Marriage and Family Therapy Program by the Admissions Committee, comprised of the MFT Program faculty. In reaching admissions decisions, the committee considers GPA, GPA in major, GPA in related courses, GRE scores, response to the departmental questionnaire, letters of reference, and performance in an interview conducted by faculty and current students. There are circumstances in which exceptions may be made. When possible, applicants are encouraged to include a minimum of 1 letter of reference from a previous or current faculty who can address academic performance.
Basic Criteria for Consideration
GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work and official GRE scores from ETS.
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Students who are admitted and would like to establish residency in North Carolina are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. Residents must have proof of residence for 1 full calendar year to be considered for in-state tuition during their second year of training. The UNC system uses the Residency Determination Service https://ncresidency.cfnc.org/residencyInfo/