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Program Details

The online Medical Family Therapy specialization trains you to take a systems approach to conducting psychotherapy with patients and family members facing chronic or acute medical difficulties. This unique approach addresses the interactions among patients, their families, doctors and other healthcare professionals. You will gain an understanding of the benefits of an integrated and collaborative healthcare approach that can be a significant factor for improved physical and mental health in patients and their families.


Official Transcripts. A masters degree is required.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission,Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy Program and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Marriage and Family Therapy at Northcentral University are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, Tel. No. (703) 838-9808.


Marriage & Family Sciences courses are primarily online, however, practicum/internships/clinical supervision activities include traditional engagement in the communities in which our students live.

Northcentral Graduate Marriage and Family Sciences