General standards for admission are available from the Office of Admissions: 626-584-5400.
Admission to both the MA and the MS programs requires that an applicant possess an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. New students are usually admitted in the Fall quarter for the MSMFT program and any quarter for the MAFS. Applicants to both programs must possess emotional, spiritual, and intellectual maturity, and demonstrated suitability to pursue a career, vocation, or ministry in marital and family therapy, family studies, or family life education. These qualities are evaluated through letters of recommendation, the applicant’s written statement of purpose, prior experience in counseling and/or ministry, and a personal interview when appropriate.
Applicants normally have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and are expected to demonstrate the aptitude required to succeed in graduate level work at Fuller Theological Seminary. Applicants fulfill this requirement by submitting their scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) taken not more than five years preceding the date of application. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit a score of 240 or higher on the TOEFL(587 or higher if taken on the paper test), 92 on the Internet-based test (iBT), or a minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) taken not more than two years preceding the date of application. In exceptional cases, equivalent demonstrations of graduate level aptitude may be considered by the admissions committee. Please click here for TOEFL/IELTS requirements.
Please refer to our online catalog for more information.