Institute for the Family

How to Apply

hands on keyboardWe accept applications to the Master of Science Program in Marriage and Family Therapy throughout the calendar year for enrollment beginning in the Fall semester only. The number of applicants that we accept each year is limited, so we highly recommend applicants begin the application process as early as possible.

University of Rochester's Master's Application Timeline

For Admission to Fall Semester:

  • Deadline - May 1: Complete Application due
  • May-June 1: Offer of Admissions notices mailed
  • By July 1: Responses due for Offer of Admission
  • August: New student Orientation
  • September: Fall semester begins

Application Requirements

*A complete application includes:

  • Online application
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Official test scores (Institution code: 2948)
    • GRE
    • TOEFL (applicants whose native language is not English)
  • Application Fee: $60.00
  • Research papers, publications, other original works, as well as CVs and resumes, may also be submitted for consideration but are not required.
  • Completed Interviews with three (3) program faculty
    • Our Program participates in 2 university-wide interview days as well as conducts Individual Interviews as applications are completed.
      All interviews are by invitation only.

Detailed Directions

It is preferred that all application materials (with the exception of official score reports) be scanned and uploaded in to your online application. However, should you need to mail something related to your application, you may do so at the address below.

Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs
University of Rochester
School of Medicine & Dentistry
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 316-A
Rochester, NY 14642-8316
Destination Phone Number: 585) 275-4522

More detailed directions on applying are provided from the below links from the University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry:

Correspondence and Further Information

Please feel free to contact the Family Therapy Program directly with any questions.

You may also contact the Office for Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs at any point for assistance (email: