Doctorate of Marriage & Family Therapy / Child & Adolescent Therapy
Northcentral University

Program Details

If you’re a mental health professional and want to take your career to the next level, or want to teach in higher education, consider this online Doctorate of MFT in Child & Adolescent Therapy. At Northcentral, you’ll benefit from a unique one-on-one learning environment where you are guided by faculty mentors, as you progress through your internship, practicum and dissertation.  In the end, you’ll be ready for leadership within the clinical setting or higher education and have the ability to evaluate and implement programs to help children of all ages. Coursework generally includes:

  • Dynamics of Family Interaction
  • Early Childhood and Parenting Interventions
  • Family Therapy with Adolescents


This program requires face-to-face client contact, supervision, and a doctoral internship prior to completing the program.

  • An earned a master’s degree
  • Must have been completed in a clinical program
  • Official transcripts
  • Current resume or CV
  • Statement of intent
  • Licensure plan (not required for applicants with an existing MFT license)
  • Statement of professional ethics and conduct
  • List of clinical site possibilities in the area of residence (not required for applicants with an existing MFT license)
  • Course transfer/waive request (if applicable)
  • Interview
  • Background check

School Accreditation Statement

NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents of Arkansas, or New York.