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Doctorate of Marriage & Family Therapy / Therapy with Military Families

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.

Involvement with the military can have incredible highs and unimaginable lows, both for the one in the military and for their family. The Therapy with Military Families Specialization is designed to prepare you to work primarily with individuals, couples, and families who are affiliated with the military through a family therapy and/or systems perspective. In this specialization, you will focus your course projects, internship work and dissertation research on issues related to working with military personnel and their families. Through your online coursework and offline practicum within your community, you will be challenged to develop the skills necessary for working with families who face diverse challenges associated with military life and the stresses of combat.

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.