Admission Requirements

This program is available at our campuses in Longview and Dallas.

Applicants for the M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy must meet the following requirements for admission:

  • Submit a completed application
  • Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate work and any graduate work, attempted or completed
  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Using the forms provided, have two references submitted on your behalf:
  • Applicants must submit a well-written sample of their writing to provide evidence of their ability to write effectively and synthesize graduate-level information.
  • Content, writing mechanics, style and clarity will be considered. In 2-3 pages, describe the following in reference to the career you are pursuing (psychology/counseling/marriage & family therapy):
    • The leading events in your life which impacted your decision to pursue a career in psychology/counseling/marriage & family therapy.
    • How your Christian faith has informed your decision to pursue a career in psychology/counseling/marriage & family therapy.
    • Your professional aspirations and how you hope to apply your training in psychology/counseling/marriage & family therapy.
  • Submit a résumé that includes relevant, full-time work experience to be considered by the Admissions Committee.
  • Once all transcripts, reference forms, résumé, and the writing sample have been received, applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview with the Faculty Director of the Counseling program and at least one other member of the graduate admissions committee. Interviews will be held on campus, preferably, or via Skype.
  • Applicants must be supportive of the Christian mission of LeTourneau University through the integration of the Christian faith with learning and must sign a Behavioral Expectations Agreement, which ensures their understanding and acceptance of the behaviors that are expected of them as students of LeTourneau. (See the Behavioral Expectations Agreement here.)

Students may transfer a maximum of 12 approved graduate credit hours toward the MAMFT from another regionally accredited institution. Students may complete up to 21 hours online through LETU’s existing online course offerings.

LETU undergraduate psychology students seeking provisional admission (ability to complete dual enrollment courses) must meet the same admission requirements as those seeking traditional admission. Provisional admission will be dependent upon cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Provisionally admitted students may apply for regular acceptance upon conferral of the undergraduate degree.

Applicants to graduate programs who do not meet the GPA requirements for entrance may be considered and admitted with probationary status. Applicants to the MAMFT program who have not completed 12 hours of undergraduate coursework in Psychology or Counseling (including Abnormal Psychology & Statistics) will need to meet course prerequisites before enrolling in some specified graduate counseling courses.