Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy / Couple Therapy
Northcentral University

Program Details

NCU’s online MAMFT with a concentration in Couple Therapy is intended to give students the counseling skills needed to help partners smooth the wrinkles out of their relationships.  In this graduate program, you’ll benefit from the unique 1:1 learning environment at Northcentral.  You will not only sharpen your research skills and deepen your knowledge, but faculty will mentor you and help you reach your educational goals. Therapy techniques taught in this degree are applicable to numerous clinical settings and revolve around a family-based, systems-oriented approach.  Curriculum generally includes the following:

  • Systemic Treatment of Infidelity and Sex Addiction
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Couple Therapy:  Clinical Applications

If you are planning to use this program as a pathway to licensure, remember to check with your individual state for their requirements, prior to enrolling.


  • 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