Program Overview

The Mental Health Administration specialization is designed to prepare you to pursue roles as leaders and administrators in mental health organizations and agencies. You will gain knowledge of strategic planning, effective leadership skills, organization, and marketing within a mental health care setting.

In this specialization, you may select up to two of your four specialization courses from the School of Business or Psychology.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

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    Accreditation & Licensing

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


    A master degree is required. A current resume or CV is required.

    School Overview

    The Department of Marriage and Family Sciences offers doctoral, master’s and post-graduate certificate programs in marriage and family therapy. Becoming a marriage and family therapist is more than just a job. It’s about helping individuals, couples and families navigate the natural stressors and unexpected challenges of life. NCU offers the first distance-based MAMFT program to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), plus the first and only distance-based PhD in MFT program to be accredited by COAMFTE. With coursework delivered online*, you will also gain experience with face-to-face client interaction through practicums and internships in your local community under the direction of an approved clinical supervisor. Courses are taught by professors who all hold doctoral degrees, so you learn from seasoned professionals in your field of study.

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


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