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Frequently Asked Questions

What time of the day are the classes held? 
Most classes are scheduled from 4:30–7:00PM and 7:30–10:00PM in the Fall and Spring semesters, and 6:00–9:30 p.m. in the Summer semester. Classes from the Business School (MBA and MGT courses) typically are scheduled for 6:00PM.

What is the average age of students? 
Some of our students come directly from undergraduate programs. Most others vary widely in age, from those with a few years of work experience to several years of work experience.

Which campus is the program offered?
The Industrial/Organizational program is offered on Main Campus in Philadelphia. There are a few courses that may be available at the Bucks or Montgomery County Campuses.

What is the longest amount of time before the degree needs to be completed? 
The degree requirements must be completed in 7 years.

How does this degree qualify a student for the job market?
Students in the I/O Psychology Program find jobs after graduation in a variety of business organizations. Also students with research experience through thesis will provide a stronger application for doctoral I/O psychology programs.

Do I have to take the GRE or the MAT?
Yes. However, if you already hold a master's degree or if you have an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher, this requirement may be waived.

What are the cutoff scores for the GRE and MATs?
We expect students to be at or above the 50th percentile (150 or 500 on each GRE subtest or 400 on MAT) on graduate norms, but take all credentials into consideration.

Is it better to take the GRE or the MAT?
If you are applying to several programs, including doctoral programs, or if you do well on timed tests you should probably take the GRE. If you have been out of college for several years, or if you read widely you may want to consider taking the MAT. Review directions and sample questions before deciding.

What are the deadlines for each semester for applying?
We only have admission for this program in the Fall semester. It is best to have all your materials in as soon as you are able. We will consider applications up to June 15th each year. Please look at the criteria on the Admission page.

How long after my file is complete will I hear a decision and how will I be notified of the decision?
We usually notify applicants who have submitted completed files within two weeks. Applicants are notified by e-mail and regular mail.

Is there graduate housing available? Where do students live?
Yes, there are graduate apartments on Main Campus. Students who take classes primarily on Main Campus often choose to live off-campus in surrounding neighborhoods, including Manayunk, East Falls, and Chestnut Hill, all of which are 15-20 minutes away from Main Campus. Students find apartments to rent through classified ads on Craigslist.

Is parking a problem?
There is secure on-campus parking available on all campuses.  Main Campus offers a free shuttle service from the academic buildings to campus parking lots.

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For general program information, admission requirements or application status, please contact the CFT Graduate Admission Counselor, Stacey Vinci at

For advising, clinical or course-specific information, or registration, please contact the CFT office at

Francis Berna, OFM, Ph.D.

Donna A. Tonrey, Psy.D., LMFT, LPC

Counseling and Family Therapy
Master's Programs
Office: Wister Hall, Room 208
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1767
Fax: 215.991.3585

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