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

Program Details

As drug addiction grows in the US and continues to strain medical resources, Northcentral offers an online MA in Marriage & Family Therapy with a progressive, contemporary specialization in Systemic Treatment of Addictions.  Coursework focuses on both the history and theory of addiction, alongside co-occurring disorders.  You’ll study treatments based upon systemic theory and evidence-based models.  This advanced degree requires an extensive clinical practicum and an internship which can be completed at a local setting.  Curriculum is likely to include:

  • Systemic Interventions in Addictions
  • Addictions:  Historical and Theoretical Foundations
  • Systemic Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders

This program follows the guidelines of the AAMFT as a path towards licensure.  Remember to check with your own state for license requirements, prior to enrolling in this, or any other, program.



  • This program requires face-to-face clinical hours and supervision.
  • A conferred bachelor’s and/or a conferred master’s or doctoral degree
  • 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
  • Course transfer/waive request (if applicable)
  • Interview with an MFT faculty member
  • Background check

Special Accreditation

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

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, District of Columbia, Kansas, New Hampshire