Master of Science in Child & Adolescent Developmental Psychology
Northcentral University

Program Details

Raising children can be extremely challenging in today’s society, filled with social media, peer pressure and bullying across all school levels.  On top of that, divorce can add a whole other element of stress to their lives.  You can help children and their parents navigate through difficult times with an online MA in MFT with a specialization in Child & Adolescent Family Therapy.  At NCU, students explore a family-based, systems approach to therapy that can be used in a myriad of clinical settings.  Plus, you’ll benefit from a unique one-on-one learning environment, where faculty mentors guide you through a curriculum that is both COAMFTE and IACSTE accredited.  Classes likely include:

  • Family Therapy with Adolescents
  • Child and Adolescent Family Therapy: Historical and Theoretical Foundations
  • Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice


This program offers students the choice between a Capstone project or a non-clinical internship. During the internship, students complete approximately 100 hours of working in the field.

  • A conferred bachelor’s degree 
  • Official transcripts

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).

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