General standards for admission are available from the Office of Admissions: 626-584-5400.
Admission to both the MA and the MS programs requires that an applicant
possess an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. New
students are usually admitted in the Fall quarter for the MSMFT program
and any quarter for the MAFS. Applicants to both programs must possess
emotional, spiritual, and intellectual maturity, and demonstrated
suitability to pursue a career, vocation, or ministry in marital and
family therapy, family studies, or family life education. These qualities
are evaluated through letters of recommendation, the applicant’s
written statement of purpose, prior experience in counseling and/or
ministry, and a personal interview when appropriate.
Applicants normally have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and are
expected to demonstrate the aptitude required to succeed in graduate
level work at Fuller Theological Seminary. Applicants fulfill this
requirement by submitting their scores from the Graduate Record
Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) taken not more than five
years preceding the date of application. Applicants whose native
language is not English must submit a score of 240 or higher on the TOEFL
(587 or higher if taken on the paper test), 92 on the Internet-based
test (iBT), or a minimum score of 6.5 on the International English
Language Testing System (IELTS) taken not more than two
years preceding the date of application. In exceptional cases,
equivalent demonstrations of graduate level aptitude may be considered
by the admissions committee. Please click here for TOEFL/IELTS requirements.
Please refer to our online catalog
for more information.