MFT Admission Requirements
Students in good academic standing with undergraduate degrees in any related field are encouraged to apply. If a student's undergraduate program does not include an introductory statistics course or the equivalent, successful completion of such a course is required before beginning graduate work.
Applicants are responsible for completing the UNH Graduate School’s on-line application, located at http://www.gradschool.unh.edu/apply.php, and paying the required fee. Applicants for the MFT Program should choose program code HDFS MS THERAPY: MS: PJ49 in the on-line application.
Applicants are also responsible for ensuring that all supporting materials, including answers to the MFT questions, letters of recommendations, test scores, and transcripts, are sent directly to the Graduate School.
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation. These letters should address particular strengths that the applicant will bring to the program and should evaluate the applicant's potential in their chosen field.
In lieu of the UNH Graduate School personal statement, MFT applicants must answer the questions listed below and include them with their submitted application (either online or in hard copy). Responses to the MFT questions should be submitted in numbered format, and should address each question separately and explicitly.
The department does not require the GRE for admission.
Please note that applications are not usually reviewed until all supporting materials are received. The deadline for submission of all MFT application materials is January 15th. Students who are admitted into the MFT Program may begin their programs of study in the fall semester only.
If an applicant is unable to complete the on-line application, materials may be requested from:
The Graduate School
University of New Hampshire
109 Thompson Hall
Durham New Hampshire
Applicants who are considered for admission will be invited to interview by the admissions committee. A personal interview is required, although a conference call may be acceptable under unusual circumstances. In either event, all expenses will be the responsibility of the applicant.
Questions about the admissions process should be directed to the HDFS Graduate Coordinator, Corinna Tucker, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marriage and Family Therapy Questions
- Identify what you feel are the essential characteristics of a functional family.
- Describe the reasons why you are interested in becoming a marriage and family therapist.
- What do you think are the major challenges faced by contemporary marriage and family therapists?
- What are your professional goals?
- Identify your personal characteristics, skills, and experiences that will facilitate your success in achieving your professional goals.
NE Regional Student Program
Residents of Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont may be eligible for reduced tuition under the New England Regional Student Program.