MACFT Admission Info & Resources

Admission Requirements, MACFT-specific

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, preferably in a liberal arts area
  • 3.00 GPA
  • Miller Analogy Test (MAT) scores, if undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or below.
  • Résumé or CV reflecting at least two years of related professional or volunteer experiences in the helping field (e.g., social service, education, ministry). The two years of experience are cumulative and do not need to be consecutive.
  • Applicants for whom English is a non-native language must demonstrate English proficiency regardless of English language studies, residence in the United States or an English-speaking country or immigration status.

Application Materials to be submitted 

  • Download the STM MACFT Application Checklist
  • Application forms and fee (apply online, here)
  • Two recommendations, with at least one from a person familiar with your religious/spiritual development (Note: Recommendation forms are provided electronically through the application).
  • Official transcripts of all previously attended colleges and universities.
  • An autobiographical statement, with a focus on understanding of and experience related to couples and family therapy.
  • Please offer a two to three-page account of your life. Include important events and relationships, highlighting their influence on your development. Link your life story to your desire to pursue a CFT degree.
  • Give a brief statement (no more than two pages) of your impressions and expectations of the program. Include a description of why you want to pursue a degree in spiritually-integrated couples and family therapy.
  • List and describe any formal or informal education (workshops, institutes, readings) and volunteer experience not highlighted on your resume.
  • A group interview with MACFT Faculty and the Admissions Committee at the School of Theology and Ministry

Please note: Admission is selective, and candidates are evaluated on their individual merits. Strong applications will demonstrate knowledge of the profession, experience that indicates an understanding of the strengths and challenges of being in the helping profession, and an appreciation of diversity.

Successful Transfer of Credit

Accepted students may petition to transfer up to 24 graduate credits from a regionally accredited institution. If you have an accredited Master of Divinity degree or other advanced theological degree, we may be able to waive up to 21 theology and elective credits required for the MACFT degree. These credits would be evaluated by the associate dean after admission acceptance. All work toward a degree from Seattle University must be completed within six years. This time limit includes transfer credit.

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