Admissions Requirements

  • College

    School of Medicine

  • Department

    Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

  • Degree

    Master of Family Therapy

  • Location

    Atlanta and Macon

  • Apply Now

The Macon and Atlanta campuses are now accepting applications for Fall 2024!

Application Deadlines

Applications to the Master of Family Therapy program are considered by the Admissions Committee on a rolling basis. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Fall 2024 Entry (Macon and Atlanta Campus)

  • December 1, 2023:  Application Opens for Fall 2024 Early Admission
  • January 31, 2024: Application and Supporting Document Deadline for Early Admission*
  • February 1, 2024: Application Opens for Fall 2024 Regular Admission
  • June 5, 2024: Admission Application Closes
  • June 19, 2024: All Supporting Materials Due

Spring 2025 Entry (Contingent on space available)

  • September 16, 2024:  Application Opens for Spring 2025 Admission
  • November 22, 2024: Admission Application Closes
  • November 22, 2024: All Supporting Materials Due

*Early Admission applicants will receive an admissions decision by February 28, 2024. Applications received after the January 31 will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applicants may be contacted for an interview with the Admissions Committee. Complete applications in the rolling admissions cycle are reviewed in the order they are received. Interview invitations and offers of acceptance also occur on a rolling basis. All applicants will be notified of final admissions decisions by email.

Application Process

Applicants are required to meet the following admission requirements:

  1. A completed graduate application form to Mercer University School of Medicine for the Master of Family Therapy program and a non-refundable fee of $50. 
  2. Official transcripts, sent directly from the college or university, for all college level work completed to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. If applicable, official transcripts are required for any courses or degrees completed beyond the undergraduate degree (i.e. masters and/or doctoral coursework).
  3. An overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 or better, based on a 4.0 system, is required.
  4. Three letters of recommendation that speak to the applicants’ aptitude and potential as a marriage and family therapist. Two of the three must be from either current or previous college professors and/or employers, the third may be a college professor, employer or friend.
  5. A 750 word essay on the subject of the student’s educational, career, and life goals.
  6. CV/Resume
  7. GRE Scores (optional): Applicants can choose to submit GRE scores.
  8. Scholarship Essay (optional): A 750-1000 word essay describing a personal hardship or significant life event.
  9. An evaluative interview with the program faculty is required prior to acceptance.

Application Checklist

Submit all of the following items to complete your application to the program. If you have any questions about the admissions process, please contact MUSM Admissions at 478-301-5423 or musmadmissions@mercer.edu.

  • Graduate application
  • $50 Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Degree Requirements: Applicants seeking graduate admission must have a bachelor’s (undergraduate) degree with an acceptable grade point average from an accredited college or university. The degree may be in any discipline.
  • Official Transcripts: Official transcripts for all college level work completed to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, even if that work was transferred in to another institution and shows on another transcript. Official transcripts for any work completed beyond the undergraduate degree, i.e. masters and/or doctoral work.
    • Official transcripts should be submitted directly from the institution electronically to musmadmissions@mercer.edu or by mail to MUSM Admissions, Mercer University School of Medicine, 1501 Mercer University Drive, Macon, GA 31207.
    • Former and current Mercer University students do not need to request a Mercer University transcript but will need to submit all other transcripts.
    • Applicants who completed all or part of their education abroad are required to have their foreign educational credentials evaluated by an independent evaluation service such as World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). A Course-by-Course and Grade Point Average Equivalent Evaluation is required.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation: Applicants must submit three (3) letters of recommendation that speak to the applicants’ aptitude and potential as a marriage and family therapist. Two of the three must be from either current or previous college professors and/or employers, the third may be a college professor, employer or friend. These letters should be sent directly from the letter writers, either through the application system or emailed to musmadmissions@mercer.edu.
  • Written Essay: a 750 word essay on the subject of your educational, career, and life goals must be submitted as part of the online application.
  • CV/Resume: a cv/resume should be submitted as part of your online application.
  • GRE Scores (optional): If you choose to submit GRE scores, official test results should be submitted to the university through ETS using the institutional code 5409 and department code 0000.
  • Scholarship Essay (optional): 750-1000 word essay describing a personal hardship or significant life event that you have experienced. Further instruction is included in the application.

Admission decisions cannot be made until all application materials have been received.

Do you have questions about the admissions process? To learn more, contact the School of Medicine’s Office of Admissions at musmadmissions@mercer.edu.