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Applying for Admission

Application Procedures

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Required for Online Application:

  • Academic transcripts for all previous academic work, whether having graduated from the Institution or just having taken courses there.
  • For initial assessment purposes, copies of unofficial transcripts (uploaded to your application) are acceptable.
  • Official transcripts will only be required if you are recommended for admission.
  • All official transcripts are to be sent directly from the post-secondary institution. If the final transcript does not show that a completed degree has been conferred, an official/notarized copy of your diploma is also required.
  • Transcripts must arrive in sealed, endorsed envelopes issued by the issuing institution(s) or be received via official electronic delivery from the issuing institution (s) in order to be considered official.
  • A 4-Year Bachelor degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with an overall GPA of 3.0 is the minimum requirement. An Honours Bachelor degree, or a Master’s degree will be considered an asset. Related training (e.g., a Counselling Certificate) is also an asset.

          *A 3-year Bachelor degree or a GPA lower than 3.0 may be considered if the applicant presents significant life challenges and circumstances that prevented them from meeting these minimum requirements and if they demonstrate the ability/potential to successfully perform Master’s level work.

          NOTE: Transcripts in languages other than English and French should include a certified English (literal) translation submitted in a sealed envelope with the official stamp and signature of the translator or notary across the seal.

  • Three references: 1) from an academic advisor or other person with information on your capacity to do Master's level academic work, 2) from an employer or supervisor, and 3) from a person who is qualified to comment on your academic, professional background, and/or your suitability for the program. 
  • The application fee (non-refundable): $100.00 for domestic applicants, $120.00 for international applicants.
  • A Resume: Be specific about employer and volunteer work including dates and whether full or part-time, including percentage part-time. Ideally the resume will give evidence for two or more years of employment or volunteer work connected to therapy and/or with families.
  • An Essay: A brief autobiography (3 – 5 pages, double-spaced) including a description of your family of origin (i.e., the family in which you grew up), cultural background, health and educational history, and how some or all of that influenced your wish to be a marriage and family therapist. The essay should also include the ways that significant events and/or relationships influenced your development and/or your view of relationships. Your capacity to be self-reflective will be evaluated, not the content of the life experience.
  • (For International Students Only) An official TOEFL or IELTS score: If English is not your first/primary language and you are not from an English Exempt Country, you must provide a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 100, with a score of at least 22 on the writing and speaking component, or PBT score of 600. Alternately, a minimum IELTS score of 7.5 based on the Academic Module is required. Also, we accept a minimum score of 125 on Duolingo English Test. English language tests older than two years from the date of application will not be considered. For a complete list of exempt countries, please click here.

Review Process of Applications

Applicants are ranked by points that are allocated in the following categories:

  1. Previous academic performance as shown on transcripts
  2. Employment/volunteer/clinical training experiences, especially in the field of helping profession
  3. References endorsing the applicant
  4. Ability demonstrated through an autobiography to reflect on self and recognize family processes
  5. Bonus points are given for qualities which add to the program: a) fluency in other language(s) of a Manitoba population group that needs family therapy services, b) meeting a program need (e.g., solving diversity imbalance problem).

The Applicants are ranked based on the number of points earned from the Application. Interviews are scheduled from among those who rank more highly. More than the number we can accept will be interviewed. The points assigned for the interview will be added to the points earned from the Application to rank the applicants. Those with higher rankings will be offered acceptance.