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M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy with Latinas/os

Application Deadlines: 

Fall 2014 Priority Deadline: March 1, 2014
Final Deadline: Still open. Contact us at 310.568.5605 for more information.
Classes begin in September 2014.
Fall 2015 Priority Deadline: March 1, 2015
Final Deadline: June 1, 2015
Classes begin in September 2015.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants to the Latinas/os Emphasis may possess a bachelor's degree in any field, and no prerequisite courses are necessary. Applicants without recent course work (within the last seven years) in psychology, however, will be required to complete foundational courses in preparation for the core curriculum. Foundational courses are offered as part of the masters program.

Prior to or postmarked by the application deadline, all applicants must submit:

  • Application for admission with a nonrefundable processing fee.
  • Official transcript in a registrar's sealed and stamped/ signed envelope from the accredited institution that awarded your baccalaureate degree. You may possess a bachelor's degree in any field. Applicants pursuing their bachelors at the time of application should submit a current, in-progress transcript and will be required to submit a final transcript showing the degree posted after completion of their undergraduate program.
  • Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), taken within the last five years, or the Miller's Analogy Test (MAT), taken within the last two years. Please note: Only the general test is required for the GRE; the psychology subject test is not required. Testing centers send scores to the university 4-6 weeks after the test date, so applicants should take the test sufficiently in advance in order for the scores to be received by the deadline.
  • The GRE/MAT test may be waived for applicants for the evening format if the applicant meets one of the following criteria: seven or more years of post-bachelors qualified full-time work experience (does not have to be psychology related), a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.7 or higher, or a completed master's degree (in any field).
  • Two professional recommendations from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic or professional competencies. Recent college graduates should have at least one academic recommendation. Applicants who have been out of college more than three years should use professional recommendations.
  • Recommendation Form.
  • Submit a two-to-five-page, typed personal statement, describing previous your training and experience, current interests, future professional goals, and reasons for applying to the Latinas/os program. Please include in your autobiographical description how your experiences, interests, and goals relate to working with Latina/o communities. Interviews will be conducted with all final candidates.
  • Applicants with seven or more years of qualified full-time work experience who wish to waive the GRE/MAT must submit an additional two-to-five-page statement summarizing their work experience and describing how this experience has helped to prepare them for graduate study in psychology.