Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

1) Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

2) A grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better in the most recent 60-semester units of upper-division course work undertaken as a student

3) Completion of the Graduate Record Examination General Aptitude (GRE) Test; an average GPA of 3.5 or attainment of a previous master’s degree waives this requirement 

4) Applicants are required to apply to the University (Cal State Apply:, which includes the Department of Marital and Family Therapy Supplemental Application. The following program materials must be uploaded on Cal State Apply:

  1. Personal Statement /Autobiographical Essay
  2. Written Sample
  3. Three letters of recommendation
  4. CV/Resume
  5. GRE Test Score (if applicable)

Instructions are stated in the Cal State Apply Application.


5) Submit Official Transcripts to the University  

  1. Transcripts must be mailed or dropped off to: 

    CSUDH Admissions and Records Office

    1000 East Victoria Street

    Carson, CA 90747

    If sending e-transcripts to the university, please note that for it to be considered official, your institution must send them directly to


6) Interview with the admission committee