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Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Program

at Daybreak University are to prepare students to be culturally competent, ethical, self-observing, and systemic marriage and family therapists, supervisors, teachers, and researchers.

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MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY PROGRAM INFORMATION
Ph.D.
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY PROGRAM INFORMATION

Daybreak University Couples and Family Counseling Center (DBU-CFCC) is the clinical training facility for MA and PhD students in Marriage and Family Therapy program at Daybreak University.
DBU- CFCC provides clinical training including ethical and responsible conduct during students’ practicum.

Our Students

There is a genuine warmth and closeness among students and faculty in the MFT program at Daybreak University. Our professors and students hail from all over the world, including various parts of the United States, Canada, South Korea, South Africa, Denmark, Namibia, France, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The richness of these diverse backgrounds provides a wonderful breadth of deep learning opportunities in class. By the time you graduate, you will have friends and colleagues all over the world.

Our Faculty

The faculty members at Daybreak University have earned doctoral degrees in Couples and Family Therapy, Sex Therapy, and Counseling Psychology. They are AAMFT approved supervisors, AASECT approved supervisors, and many also hold internationally recognized awards and qualifications. The Daybreak faculty is composed of the world's best experts in their respective fields, who have abundant clinical experience and are dedicated to advancing the mental health field through their ongoing research.

How to Apply to our MFT Program

Admission is open to an individual who has earned a qualifying degree from an accredited institution. An applicant is expected to carefully review admission requirements outlined in the Catalog. An applicant to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy program in Counseling at Daybreak University is required to submit a completed application, application fee, and all official transcripts from institutions listed on the application.

  1. Transcripts should be delivered in their official, sealed envelopes. An official transcript can also be sent electronically directly from an institution.
  2. Application materials submitted to Daybreak University become the property of the University and will not be returned to the applicant, irrespective of application outcome. Materials will be retained on file for one year from the time of application. Upon successful application, official transcripts, test scores, and acceptance letters will be kept in the Registrar’s Office.


Master of Arts in Counseling with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Program Admissions

Applications for admission to the MA in Counseling with a Specialization in Marriage and Family program must provide the following information:

  • • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • • A completed admission application form
  • • Signed Student Enrollment Agreement
  • • Official undergraduate transcripts from state approved or accredited institutions
  • • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (lower GPAs will be considered based on strength of overall application)
  • • Purpose Statement: Submit a 3-page essay (double spaced)
  • • Two letters of reference
  • • Admission interview
  • • TOEFL score of 550 for paper-based test (PBT) or a score of 79 on the IBT. Exceptions can be made for students who have completed college level English courses. Students can be admitted to Daybreak University with a condition of completing English courses with a passing grade before the graduation.
  • • Pay the non-refundable application process fee: $200.00
  • • Submit a proof of ID (Driver's License or Passport)

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Program Admissions

    Applications for admission to the Ph.D. in Counseling with a Specialization in Marriage and Family program must provide the following information:

  • • Master’s degree in COAMFTE-accredited MFT programs and other mental health programs
  • • A completed admission application form
  • • Signed Student Enrollment Agreement
  • • Official undergraduate transcripts from state approved or accredited institutions
  • • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (lower GPAs will be considered based on strength of overall application)
  • • Research plan: Submit a 3-page essay (double spaced)
  • • Two letters of reference
  • • Admission interview
  • • TOEFL score of 550 for paper-based test (PBT) or a score of 79 on the IBT. Exceptions can be made for students who have completed college level English courses. Students can be admitted to Daybreak University with a condition of completing English courses with a passing grade before the graduation.
  • • Pay the non-refundable application process fee: $200.00
  • • Submit a proof of ID (Driver's License or Passport)
  • For detailed information about
    our Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Program,
    please see our MFT Program Handbook.

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