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

Program Details

Become an expert in General Family Therapy with this online PhD in MFT online.  At NCU, you’ll benefit from a unique 1:1 learning platform, as you study under faculty mentors.  This highly professional doctoral program incorporates both an internship and practicum, where you will sharpen your clinical skills as an effective therapist in an effort to help individuals, couples and families cope.  You will also acquire advanced research skills and new leadership abilities to help you succeed in management roles where you will supervise other clinicians. Electives can be chosen to align with your individual career goals and may include:

  • Dynamics of Family Interaction
  • Quantitative Measurement and Design in MFT
  • Advanced Theories in MFT

% 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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