Counseling and Family Therapy Programs Application Process

At Regis, our admissions team is here to help you identify the best program for you, understand the application process and prepare for your admissions interview. Our transformational, accredited M.A. in Counseling and M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy programs will help you become a strong ethical leader in your field, who advocates for individuals, couples and families.

Application Process and Timeline

Step 1:
Submit Your Application

Our Division of Counseling and Family Therapy programs are offered three times a year, with a Fall, Spring and Summer start. Each of our start terms have a priority and final application deadline. Regardless of the deadline you choose to pursue, it will not have an impact on your admissions decision. Admissions decisions are based on your application, submitted supplemental items and your faculty interview. Below are the next start terms with application deadlines:


Priority Application Deadline: September 15
Final Application Deadline: January 15
Classes Start: Early May

Fall Start

Priority Application Deadline: January 15
Final Application Deadline: May 15
Classes Start: Mid- to late-August

Spring Start

Priority Application Deadline: May 15
Final Application Deadline: September 15
Classes Start: Early- to mid-January

Counseling Application Requirements

Marriage & Family Therapy Application Requirements


Step 2:
Admissions Interview

Upon submission of your application and all supplemental items, your application will be carefully considered based on the materials received. Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an Interview Day within two weeks of the application deadline for each admissions cycle. Interview Days consist of small group discussions with faculty, a reflection essay, peer evaluations and Q&A session with our current students.

Interview Day Prep


Step 3:
Experience Mountain Time

Take a spin through Denver and see why U.S. News & World Report ranked it the #2 place to live in 2020. There’s a lot to see, so take a little time to check out the mountains, 42 parks, over 100 craft breweries, and all the eclectic arts districts of the Mile-High City. Or, if you’re thinking about where to live while you’re at Regis, it’s never too early to learn more about Denver’s neighborhoods.

admissions counselor evaluating transfer credit

Transferring from another program?

If you have taken master's-level courses through another insitution within a similar field, you may be eligible to transfer in up to 12 credits towards your program. Be sure to check out the information you will need for a transfer credit review.

View MAC Transfer Process

View MFT Transfer Process

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Preparing for Your Interview

Your resume can only get you so far. Now is the time to let your personality do its part.

Our Admissions Interview Day will help you determine if Regis is right for you – we really want this to be the perfect fit. It also lets faculty determine which candidates are a good fit for us, and gives you the opportunity to dive deeper into the Regis experience.

Check-in for your interview day typically starts at 8:30 a.m. MT. The morning will start off with a welcome message from the Associate Dean of the Division of Counseling and Family Therapy, followed by faculty introductions and group interviews. Students will then complete a reflection essay and peer evaluations. After the interview, there will be the opportunity for a Q&A session with our current students at the state-of-the-art counseling facility in Thornton. Expect your day to wrap up by early afternoon.

  1. Be yourself. No need to “act the part.” Just be yourself and see if Regis moves to the same beat that you do.
  2. Dress the part. Dress professionally. As with any interview, your attire is part of making the best first impression.
  3. Mountain Time. We run on Mountain Time. Adjust your sleeping schedule accordingly.
  4. Meet current MAC and MFT students. Here’s your chance to ask our current students what it’s really like. Bring your questions, we’re sure they’ll have answers.

Once You're Accepted

Now the fun begins. Plus a bit of work – but do not worry, we'll walk you through every step along the way. In this phase, you will check off prerequisites, send us your transcripts and submit your deposit. Ready, set, enroll!