Phillips Application Process

Application Process

1. Complete all application and documentation requirements. This includes your Application, $80 Non-Refundable Application Fee, Statement of Interest, and a Request for Transfer Credit form (if requesting transfer units). The $80 non-refundable fee is processed prior to submitting the online application.

2. Request three (3) recommendations from individuals with knowledge of your academic and/or professional potential. Recommendations are to be sent from the recommender directly to the Enrollment Services Office via email to phillips@campbellsville.edu. Click here to obtain the Recommendation Form.

3. Request official transcripts from your bachelor’s degree conferral institution and any graduate level coursework. These are to be mailed or electronically sent directly to Phillips from the institution. For degrees conferred outside of the United States, please contact the Enrollment Services office for specific requirements.

4. Our mailing address is:

Enrollment Services Office
Los Angeles Education Center of Campbellsville University
16830 Ventura Blvd Suite 216
Encino, CA 91335

If there are any questions about the admissions process, please call the Enrollment Services Office at (818) 386-5660.

Application For Admission

For admission consideration, submit your application with the $80 non-refundable application fee and all required documentation to the Enrollment Services Office. Ensure that the form is fully completed, signed, and dated.

International Students

Phillips Graduate Institute’s Master of Marriage and Family Therapy program has not been authorized to grant the I-20 form (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status) to international students for study.

Statement Of Interest

Applicants are required to submit a 400 – 700 word essay demonstrating interest in the MMFT degree. The statement should describe your interest in becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist and how your life experiences or abilities have prepared you to become an effective therapist. The statement should be emailed to phillips@campbellsville.edu.


Three (3) recommendations are required for applicants to the MMFT program. Recommendations should be written within six (6) months of the application and submitted directly to the Enrollment Services office. Click here to obtain the Recommendation Form.

Applicants should not select their former or current personal therapists, family members, or friends to provide recommendations. Recommenders should be able to speak to an applicant’s ability to be academically and professionally successful in his/her chosen field of study and as a graduate level student.

Where possible, it is preferred that recommendations come from different sources in the applicant’s life. Applicants who have not attended school for several years should submit recommendations from individuals who are familiar with them on any level of professional involvement.

Grade Point Average Exemption Statement

If an applicant’s degree Grade Point Average (GPA) falls below 3.0, the applicant is required to petition for a Grade Point Average Exemption Statement with his/her application.

The applicant must submit a one- to two-page, double-spaced, typed statement explaining past, special, or personal circumstances that contributed to a GPA below 3.0. This statement should also explain why the applicant feels that he/she would be able to successfully participate in a graduate academic program. The Exemption Statement should be emailed to phillips@campbellsville.edu.

Request For Transfer Of Credit

The maximum number of units a degree-seeking student may transfer in at the master’s level is twelve (12) units. To be eligible for transfer credit, units must be earned at the graduate level at a regionally accredited college or a university with a grade equivalent to a “B” or higher within the past five years and must have significant comparability in nature, content, and level to the comparable required course for which transfer credit is being requested.

If an applicant is requesting credit for graduate coursework completed at another college or university, the applicant must submit the “Transfer of Credit Request” form along with transcripts and course descriptions for the coursework for which he/she is requesting credit. All requests for transfer of credit should be submitted with the Application for Admission; however, requests must be received by the Enrollment Services Office prior to the start of classes for courses scheduled within the first term. Requests must be submitted no later than the end of the first term of attendance for courses scheduled after the first term or the request will not be considered. Any requests received after the first term of attendance will not be considered. Click here to obtain the Transfer of Credit form.

The site chair, or his/her designee, will review all requests for transfer credit and the applicant will be notified in writing of the decision. Even if credit is granted, a student may be required to audit coursework as deemed appropriate by the site chair.

Enrollment Agreement

Candidates who are admitted must confirm their intention to enroll by completing an Intent to Enroll form. After the Intent to Enroll form has been received, an appointment will be scheduled to complete the enrollment agreement. The agreement will outline in greater detail the estimated amount of tuition, fees, books, miscellaneous expenses, and student performance. Once the agreement has been signed, the student will be eligible for new student registration.