Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage & Family Therapy / Couple Therapy
Northcentral University

Program Details

In today’s society, divorce rates are high, domestic violence is all-too-common and infidelity persists.  With this online PhDMFT in Couple Therapy, you’ll gain focused skills to help people, of all walks of life, overcome the challenges they face in their relationships.  Northcentral’s program hones your research abilities and critical thinking to a new level, on your path to becoming a highly-skilled therapist. You’ll complete a local internship and practicum as part of your doctorate studies.  The curriculum, taught 1:1 by faculty mentors, is COAMFTE accredited, and usually entails:

  • Emotion and Differentiation Focused Couple Therapy
  • Systemic Sex Therapy
  • The Couple Life Cycle in MFT Practice and Supervision

% 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

Master Degree

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • This program requires face-to-face client contact, supervision, and a doctoral internship prior to completing the program.
  • Have completed in a clinical program

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