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

Program Details

If you’re seeking the knowledge to become a highly-skilled therapist, consider the online PhDMFT program offered by NCU.  With this specialization in Medical Family Therapy, you’ll gain the insight and know-how to help families impacted by acute or chronic illness or injury.  Not only will you help your clients cope with obstacles, they’ll learn how to help themselves by better managing their care and further understanding their medical issue.  As part of this highly professional doctoral program, you’ll complete an internship and practicum, along with your dissertation.  Relevant coursework is likely to include:

  • Families, Health & Illness
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Medical Family Applications


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).

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents of Arkansas.