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


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