Re: Request for Consideration for admission to the Marriage and Family Therapy Program
This letter is a formal request for you to consider my candidacy for entry into the Marriage and Family Therapy Program of the Department of Human Development. In this letter, I state my qualifications for entry into the masters degree program; my motivations for pursuing a course of study in Marriage and Family Therapy; and my reasons for choosing Southeastern Louisiana University to pursue this course of study.
I received an undergraduate degree from Southeastern Louisiana University with a major in Sociology. I satisfied many of the requirements for entry into the Marriage and Family Therapy Program during my undergraduate studies at the University. I also have 12 years experience as a special education teacher at the elementary school level.
I have reviewed the admission requirements for the master's degree program in Counseling at the Department of Human Development. I believe that I meet all of the requirements for entry into the master's degree program in Counseling with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. My application portfolio includes all of the information required for the Admissions Committee to consider my request for entry into the master's degree program.
The social and economic pressures on couples and other family members in the early years of the twenty-first century frequently generate debilitating conflict within the family environment. Such problems are serious regardless of family composition, but dealing effectively with such problems is especially critical when children are involved. I have a strong interest and desire to provide mental health services to couples and families experiencing such problems.