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

Program Details

With a specialized curriculum that aligns with the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP), NCU offers an online MA in Marriage & Family Therapy in Trauma Informed Systemic Therapy.  Through your coursework, practicum, internship and research, you will learn how to help others cope with fallout from trauma.  You’ll study historical cases of traumatic issues that impact a marriage or family and analyze the applied theory behind them.  This program prepares students for future clinical positions within healthcare settings, government services, private practice and beyond.  Focused coursework is likely to include:

  • Families in Crisis
  • Trauma and Family Therapy:  Historical and Theoretical Foundations
  • Trauma and Family Therapy:  Clinical Applications


  • 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

Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), a division of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

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).

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents of Arkansas, Kansas, New Hampshire, North Carolina, or Washington DC.