Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy / Systemic Sex Therapy
Northcentral University

Program Details

Building upon clients’ strengths and resources, you can learn how to help change relationships and improve communication within them.  This online MA in Marriage & Family Therapy with a specialization in Systemic Sex Therapy, enables you to empower others to find their own solutions to sexual difficulties.  As an advanced degree offered by NCU, the coursework explores how religion, society and culture have influenced sexual behavior.  Through historical and theoretical perspectives, you’ll study disorders, therapy models, assessment and ethical issues surrounding this highly-specialized practice.  This program requires an extensive clinical practicum and internship, where you’ll gain valuable first-hand experience.  Curriculum normally includes:

  • Sex Therapy in MFT
  • Human Sexuality
  • Systemic Sex Therapy:  Historical and Theoretical Foundations

Northcentral’s curriculum follows the guidelines of the AAMFT and may be used as a licensure path.  However, be sure to check with your individual state regarding license requirements prior to enrolling in this, or any other, program.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFTE-AAMFT)

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

Bachelor 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 clinical hours and supervision.

Restricted States

Arkansas, District of Columbia, Kansas, New Hampshire