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Oklahoma State University


MFT Faculty

The MFT option has highly competitive admissions. Because of the sequencing of required courses, students are only admitted to begin study in the fall semester. Due to the intense nature of the training, students are only admitted for full-time study. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate part-time students. Each year six to eight students are admitted.

The application deadline is December 1st.

Top applicants will be invited to campus for an all-day interview in February.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2019

On-Campus Interview Day: February 14, 2020
*Top applicants are invited to campus for an all-day interview


As part of the online application system, all applicants will need to submit/upload the following items:

  • OSU Graduate College Application for Admission
  • Official academic transcript(s)
  • Department application form
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of goals (2-3 pages; addressing how your background/experience influences your desire to pursue MFT and what your future goals would be as an MFT)
  • Three recommendations (letters and required form)
  • Official GRE scores (exam must be taken within the past 5 years)
    • GRE scores of 150 or higher in Verbal, 147 or higher in Quantitative, and 3.5 or higher in Analytical Writing are preferred.
      • Use GRE institution code 6546 for Oklahoma State University
      • Use GRE institution code 4602 for the Department of Human Development and Family Science
  • If English is your second language, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for admission.
    • A minimum of 79 on the internet-based TOEFL (or a minimum of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL) to demonstrate an acceptable level of spoken English.

Final admission to the MFT Program is a dual process at OSU. The faculty in the program make a recommendation to the Graduate College regarding admission. The final decision is made by the Graduate College.