Doctorate of Marriage & Family Therapy / Couple Therapy
Northcentral University

Program Details

Today, divorce is commonplace, domestic violence remains hidden and infidelity persists.  With this online DMFT in Couple Therapy, you can gain a level of expertise to help others overcome these challenges, among others, that they face in their relationships.  Northcentral’s doctoral degree hones your critical thinking and clinical leadership abilities.  You’ll develop new skills for evaluating and developing therapy programs, supervising other clinicians, writing grant proposals and more.  An internship, practicum and dissertation are all an integral part of this curriculum which offers relevant classes, such as:

  • Emotion and Differentiation Focused Couple Therapy
  • Systemic Sex Therapy
  • The Couple Life Cycle in MFT Practice and Supervision


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).

Restricted States

Arkansas, New York