Application and Admission Processes

The MFT application and selection process identifies candidates with strong academic skills, maturity, experience, and clinical and leadership potential. Successful applicants submit a personal essay, academic transcripts, resume, and recommendations from professionals familiar with applicant maturity, and academic and clinical potential. Selected applicants participate in interviews with the Admissions Committee.

Eligibility requirements

Meet Oregon Tech Graduate Admission Requirements:

Demonstrated evidence of:

  • maturity and self-awareness
  • well informed interest in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy

  • potential for excellence in graduate academic work

  • potential for excellent work in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy

Have completed a four-year college course of study and hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree in the social sciences, with a minimum 3.00 GPA for the last 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) of coursework. Degree must come from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution. 

Recommended Prerequisites

It is strongly recommended that applicants will have completed the following undergraduate courses with a grade of B or better:

  • Introduction to Psychology or Introduction to Social Psychology

  • Human Sexuality

  • Research Methods

Oregon Tech offers the prerequisite courses throughout the year, including summer sessions.

Application Materials

In order to be considered for admittance into the Oregon Tech MFT Program, applicants must provide the following:

  • Transcripts providing evidence of a bachelor’s degree, and undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • The GRE is not required for admission to Oregon Tech's MFT Program.

  • Personal EssayThe personal essay is an opportunity for you to tell us about yourself, your interest in becoming a marriage and family therapist and why Oregon Tech's MS MFT program is a good fit for you. It's also an opportunity for you to demonstrate your writing skills.
    • In a typed personal essay of no more than 1500 words, using appropriate punctuation and grammar, please address the following:
      • Who are you? How have your life experiences shaped you and your worldview?
      • What are your greatest strengths and growth areas?
      • Why do you want to become a marriage and family therapist? Why now?
      • Why is Oregon Tech's MFT program of interest to you?
      • How do you want to contribute to the field upon completing your degree?
      • How will the MFT Program help you reach your professional goals?
      • If you have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or less in your undergraduate program, please briefly explain why that is not indicative of your academic potential.
  • Resume
  • Three professional letters of recommendation that addresses:
    • How they know you, and for how long
    • Your strengths and growth areas
    • Your potential to succeed in a clinical graduate program and the mental health field 
  • Criminal Background Check
    • Acceptance into the MS MFT program is conditional upon passing a formal criminal background check.

Review of applications begins February 15 and will continue until all slots are filled. 

Admitted students will start in the MFT program fall quarter (late September).

Interview Process

Selected applicants will be invited to meet with the Admissions Committee for interviews. Interviews may be conducted in an individual or group setting. 



Open House Information

The MFT Program will be hosting three open houses during the 2023-2024 academic year. Come learn about the program, hear from current students, and ask any questions you might have. Due to COVID-19, these open house events will be conducted virtually. Please click here to RSVP. A zoom link will be sent closer to the event date. We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, November 17, 2023, 3:00pm
Friday, January 12, 2024, 3:00pm
Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 3:00pm