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Application Requirements: Couple and Family Therapy Programs

The application requirements listed here are applicable to the following programs:

  • Couple and Family Therapy MA: Irvine, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco
  • Couple and Family Therapy PsyD: Irvine, Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Diego

Click here to download a PDF version of the application requirements for the Couple and Family Therapy programs - (PDF), for easy printing and reference.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

1. Online Graduate Application Form
Required for all applicants.

2. Non-refundable $65 Application Fee
Required for all applicants.

3. Official Transcripts
Required for all applicants.

Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work are required. Transcripts must be submitted from each institution attended, even if transfer units appear on another document. If you attend(ed) an institution with pass/fail grades, please also include any accompanying narrative evaluations.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to see that all transcripts are submitted as a part of the application. It may be necessary to submit transcripts on which final grades have not yet been posted, in which case you should provide supplementary transcripts as soon as possible. If there is a delay in processing your official transcript request, you should submit unofficial photocopies of transcripts in the interim. Without a complete set of transcripts, your application will be considered incomplete.

International applicants and those who received bachelor’s degrees and/or master’s degrees from higher education institutions outside the United States are required to submit official transcript evaluations. See the Graduate Admissions Requirements for further instructions.

4. Grade Point Average Exemption Petition
Required only if GPA is below 3.0.

California School of Professional Psychology requires that applicants have an undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. If your undergraduate or graduate (if applicable) GPA is below 3.0, you must submit a petition requesting an exemption from this academic requirement. Please use the designated space in the online application to indicate which of the following options will constitute your GPA exemption petition:

  1. A brief statement discussing past special academic or personal circumstances explaining academic performance below 3.0
  2. Official copies of test scores (GRE) supporting academic ability (strongly recommended)
  3. A list of scholarly publications supporting past academic/intellectual achievement

If you choose to submit the statement or the supporting publication material, please do so in the GPA Exemption Petition field on the online application. If you choose to submit official test scores, please provide additional detail in the Test Scores section of the online application.

Couple and Family Therapy GPA Exemption Petition Supplement: Pre-requisite Courses
In addition to the GPA Exemption Petition as described above, applicants to the Couple and Family Therapy programs who have an undergraduate or graduate (if applicable) GPA below 3.0 and whose most recently earned degree is not in psychology or a related field (e.g., anthropology, child development, communications, education, family studies, human development, social work, sociology) must have completed coursework in the following two areas with a grade of “C” or better before matriculation into the program:

  • Introduction to Psychology or General Psychology
  • Human Development or Child Development

5. Resume/Curriculum Vita
Required for all applicants.

Submit a current resume or curriculum vita, which includes your experience relative to the field of clinical psychology, including volunteer work if applicable.

6. Essay
Required for all applicants.

Applicants to the Couple and Family Therapy programs must submit an essay as a part of the application. Please respond in one comprehensive essay of 1-3 pages and include your name and the page number at the top of each page. Please discuss:

a) Your background
b) Your interest in the field
c) Any professional organizations to which you belong
d) Honors, activities and other creative accomplishments
e) Your professional goals.

7. Course Descriptions
Course descriptions are required in the following two instances:

Graduate Entry Requirement: If you are using courses to meet the graduate entry requirements for a program, you must submit course descriptions if the courses you are using to fulfill the required subjects are titled differently from program requirements. Appropriate documentation includes copies of course descriptions, outlines or syllabi. This information should be submitted with your application material.

Couple and Family Therapy Graduate Entry Requirement: Prerequisite Courses
If your undergraduate or graduate (if applicable) GPA is below 3.0, and if your most recently earned degree is not in psychology or a related field (e.g., anthropology, child development, communications, education, family studies, human development, social work, sociology), (1) you must submit a petition requesting an exemption from this academic requirement and (2) you must have completed coursework in the following two areas with a grade of “C” or better.

  • Introduction to Psychology or General Psychology
  • Human Development or Child Development 

All coursework must be completed prior to matriculation in to the program and must have been taken at fully accredited institutions. Please use the designated space in the online application to indicate the courses you have taken or plan to take to fulfill this graduate entry requirement.

Alliant’s Continuing Education Division offers many of the prerequisite courses in an online format. Contact your admissions counselor or the CE website for details.

Transfer Credit: If you are petitioning to receive transfer credit for previous graduate work, you must submit a detailed coursework portfolio along with your application, which includes course outlines, syllabi or letters from instructors describing specific course content for all relevant graduate courses completed. If coursework was taken at more than one institution, indicate the institution where each course was taken.

Applicants to CSPP graduate programs may be eligible to receive credit for previous graduate work, at the discretion of the program to which they are admitted. These credits must be completed with a grade of “B” or better from a regionally accredited institution within the past seven years. A maximum of 15 semester units of graduate coursework can be accepted into the master's program. A maximum of 40 semester units of graduate coursework from non-COAMFTE-accredited programs and a maximum of 55 units of graduate coursework from COAMFTE-accredited programs can be accepted into the doctoral program. Students who complete the Couple and Family Therapy master's degree at CSPP within the last seven years may transfer all master's program units into the doctoral program.

All applicants must meet the graduate level entry requirements for the program of application before they will be reviewed for transfer credit. Program-specific information about transfer credit eligibility may be obtained from the admissions office and is included in the university catalog.

8. Test Scores
Test scores are required in the following two instances. In these cases, please include this information in the Test Scores section of the online application.

  1. English Proficiency: Applicants whose native language is not English or who have not earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited U.S. higher education institution are required to submit test scores to show English proficiency. Please see the Alliant International University Graduate Admissions Requirements  for further instructions. If you have a unique situation and can demonstrate English proficiency in a manner not outlined in one of these options, please contact your admissions counselor directly to request an exemption from this requirement.
  2. GPA Exemption Petition: Applicants may elect to submit GRE scores to support the GPA Exemption Petition.

9. Recommendations
Two recommendations are required for all applicants.

Recommendations should be from references familiar with your work, your academic abilities, or your potential for scholarship and professional accomplishment. If you have been out of school for several years, please feel free to submit recommendations from persons who are familiar with you on any level of professional involvement.

10. Additional Requirements for International Applicants
International applicants should review the additional requirements outlined in the Alliant International University Graduate Admissions Requirements.

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