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Doctorate of Marriage & Family Therapy / Mental Health Administration

Program Details

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.

Mental health issues can be among the most difficult for families to face on their own. Once they’ve chosen to seek professional help, the last thing families need to face is an inefficient bureaucracy. The Mental Health Administration Specialization is designed to prepare you to fulfill roles as leaders and administrators in mental health organizations and agencies. In this specialization you will focus your course projects, internship work, and dissertation research on issues broadly related to mental health administration.

Requirements

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
  • Background check

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Restrictions

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