How to Apply

The priority deadline for the following fall semester is January 15.

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All completed applications received by the priority application deadline will be forwarded to the Graduate School of Psychology MFT Program for review.

Applications received after the January 15th priority application deadline date will be reviewed on a space available basis.

Admission Interviews

If you are selected to interview for the Marital and Family Therapy program, the Graduate Psychology Program Office will contact you to visit campus for a mandatory half-day interview. (International and out-of-state students may substitute campus interviews with Skype interviews, but campus interviews are preferred.)

During the campus interview, you will be asked to meet both individually and in a group setting. Interview questions range from inquiries about professional goals to personal areas of strengths and weaknesses.

When will I know if I've been admitted?

You will be notified of the admission decision approximately one month after you interview. You will receive an email and hard copy letter from the Cal Lutheran Graduate Admission Office.

If admitted, applicants are required to submit their Intent to Enroll form and a $300.00 deposit to the Graduate Admission Office by the date stated on their intent to enroll form. The intent to enroll form and deposit holds your place in the upcoming fall cohort. The deposit is applied to your first semester of tuition, but is non-refundable if you deposit but do not end up attending Cal Lutheran.