Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage & Family Therapy
Amridge University

Program Details

Amridge University’s online Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy is a research-oriented program. Students complete intensive studies in theories of marriage and family therapy, human development, abuse and addiction, cultural diversity, and research

This online MFT degree is not meant to prepare students for professional licensure. It is assumed that the individual has already completed coursework for professional licensure. Classes can be added for students who would like licensure.

Graduates of the doctoral MFT online can expect to:

  • Create a plan to address academic, research, and professional goals
  • Understand qualitative and quantitative research methods and statistical skills
  • Create a research plan that applies knowledge of professional counseling theories and techniques, conduct research, and present findings according to APA guidelines
  • Evaluate theories, principles, and techniques of counseling
  • Create treatment plans and intervening strategies
  • Develop professional skills required to run a successful practice or classroom


  • Accredited master's degree or higher
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Official transcripts
  • Writing sample

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges