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.


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