Doctorate of Marriage & Family Therapy / Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship
Northcentral University

Program Details

Want to establish your own clinic or counseling practice? Northcentral offers an online DMFT specialization in Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship, just for you.  This program, with the convenience of 100% online learning platform, can give you the expertise to implement, evaluate and manage counseling programs.  You’ll further hone your marketing, innovation and critical thinking skills, as you learn how to establish and sustain a full practice. Coursework involves a practicum and internship, along with electives such as:

  • Systemic Consultation
  • The Business of Therapy
  • Strategic Planning and MFT


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