Admission Requirements


“Seton Hill has provided me the opportunity to see the world around me through a different lens and celebrate who I am as an individual. It is my desire to introduce Marriage and Family Therapy to individuals and families back home in Ghana and formulating theories that include the complexities and beauty of the African family.”

- Phebe Brako, a 2013 graduate of the Marriage & Family Therapy Program.

To Apply to Seton Hill as a Graduate Student, You Will Need:

  • A completed graduate study application form.
    • Apply online for free, OR
    • Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions to have a paper application sent to you. 
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and official undergraduate transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • Official transcript(s) from any institution(s) in which post baccalaureate or graduate course work was completed.
  • Three letters of recommendation written by appropriate professionals.
  • A current resume.
  • A letter of intent explaining how the Seton Hill graduate program can help you accomplish your professional goals.

International Students

In addition to the general requirements listed above, international students must provide: 

  • A transcript evaluation from the World Education Services (WES). 
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores meeting specific program requirements.

Click here for more information on applying to Seton Hill as an international student.

Program-Specific Requirements


Applicants to the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy Program must participate in an interview with program faculty. Once your application to the university is complete it will be reviewed by the program faculty, at which point you may receive an invitation to the next scheduled prospective student interview.

Note: No person will be admitted to the program if they have been a client of the Center for Family Therapy within the previous two years of application. After the two-year time span has concluded a prospective student can apply for admission.

Admission Deadlines

Students are admitted on a rolling basis and can begin the Marriage and Family Therapy Program in the fall, spring or summer semesters. Students may elect to complete the program on a full-time basis (6 - 7 semesters) or on a part-time basis, which will take longer depending on the number of courses taken each semester. 

The Marriage and Family Therapy Program uses a recommended deadline for applicants of March 15 for fall admission and December 1 for spring admission.

Rolling admission will remain the program's policy with the clarification that we will accept a certain number of students each year. Once we meet our goal we will suspend new admissions until the next admission cycle.

How to Submit Information

Any information that is not submitted online can be sent to us via:


Fax: (724) 830-1891 

Mail: Office of Graduate & Adult Studies
          1 Seton Hill Drive
          Box 510F
          Greensburg, PA 15601