Doctorate of Marriage & Family Therapy / General Family Therapy
Northcentral University

Program Details

As a mental health professional, you can hone your leadership, innovation and critical thinking skills with this DMFT online, from Northcentral.  In General Family Therapy, you’ll gain insight and knowledge to lead clinics and supervise others to help individuals, couples and families deal with turmoil in their lives.  As a candidate in this program, you’ll not only enhance your leadership and management skills, but you will also learn methods to evaluate and implement mental health programs.  NCU’s online doctoral program promotes a sense of mentorship between faculty and students, with a unique 1:1 learning environment.  Curriculum integrates a practicum and internship, alongside coursework such as:

  • Grant Writing Concepts and Approaches for MFTs
  • Research Methods in MFT 
  • Program Development for MFTs

% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Northcentral University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

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). For program disclosures, visit

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Criminal Background Check, Interview, Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • This program requires face-to-face client contact, supervision, and a doctoral internship prior to completing the program.
  • Must have been completed in a clinical program

Restricted States

Arkansas, New York