How to Apply

Start your application

The application period for Fall 2022 has now closed. The Final deadline for completed applications was April 22, 2022. Please contact an admission counselor if you're intrested in the Fall 2023 cycle. 

Note: All Psychology programs begin in fall semester only

Application Requirements

Part 1

  • Start your application online at
  • Two (2) Recommendation Forms
    • List recommenders name and contact information in your application. They will receive an automated form to fill out. 
    • Applicants should only submit professional (not a co-worker) or academic recommenders. Please note, that submitting personal letters of recommendation will not be accepted. 
  • Submit Application
  • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited 4-year colleges and universities attended and any graduate work. Official transcripts must be ordered and sent directly to Cal Lutheran via certified e-transcript or mail. We recommend e-transcript if available at your institution.


           By email:                                                                         By mail:

           If a selection list is available please choose:            California Lutheran University
           California Lutheran University                                     60 West Olsen Road, #2200
           or use the following email address                            Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-2700
           for direct entry:

    • Official transcripts from college/university where prerequisite courses were completed must also be sent
    • International applicants are required to submit a sealed evaluated transcript from an approved evaluation agency.

Part 2

Log in to your Application Portal after submission of your completed application in order to upload or fill out remaining application materials.

  • Personal statement-Please include 2-4 typewritten pages covering significant influences and events which have developed your present values and approach to life. Include ways in which these factors may contribute to preparation of a psychology profession. Also include your personal interests and goals, and your professional objectives as they relate to MFT.
  • Prerequisite requirement form-Applicants are required to have at least 3 credit hours of statistics with a grade of B or higher preferred and an additional 9 hours of undergraduate or graduate psychology courses. Courses must have been completed within the last 7 years. Grade of B or better preferred.
  • Resume or CV
  • $25.00 Online Application fee
  • Official GRE Scores
    • Recommended but not required.
  • Optional-call 805-493-3325 to schedule a phone or walk-in admission appointment