The Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy (DMFT) is a challenging, yet fulfilling, in-depth degree program designed to meet your own unique professional and personal goals. The DMFT is a 60-credit doctoral program designed to provide master’s-level clinicians with skills in program development, program evaluation, grant writing, clinical practice, clinical supervision, and applied research.
Marriage and long-term relationships have always faced challenges, but never more so than today with definitions continually evolving. The Couple Therapy DMFT specialization is designed to prepare you to work primarily with couples in therapy settings from a family therapy and/or family systems perspective. With these goals in mind, you will be required to focus your course projects, internship work and dissertation research on issues related to working with couples desiring to repair or build their relationship. Through your online coursework and offline practicum within your community, you will be challenged to develop competencies and sensitivities to the particulars of working with couples facing challenges in their relationships.
This program requires face-to-face client contact, supervision, and a doctoral internship prior to completing the program.
Applicants must have earned a master’s degree from a nationally or regionally accredited university. The qualifying master’s degree must have been completed in a clinical program (e.g., MFT, psychology, social work, counseling)
Send your official transcripts from other schools you attended
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 with an MFT faculty member
Accreditation & Licensing
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
This program is not authorized for residents of Arkansas, New York, or North Carolina.
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