Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage & Family Therapy / Child & Adolescent Therapy
Northcentral University

Program Details

If you’re prepared to apply your research and critical thinking skills to a higher degree with a goal to become a professional in MFT, consider this online PhD program at Northcentral.  With a specialization in Child & Adolescent Therapy, 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.  Through a local internship and practicum, you will learn the skills to become a compassionate, ethical practitioner who can help parents and their children weather whatever storm they’re facing.  Coursework includes:

  • Early Childhood and Parenting Interventions
  • Dynamics of Family Interaction
  • Scholarly Writing in MFT


This program requires face-to-face client contact, supervision, and a doctoral internship prior to completing the program.

  • A master’s degree 
  • Have completed in a clinical program
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume

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).

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