Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage & Family Therapy / Systemic Leadership
Northcentral University

Program Details

This PhDMFT in Systemic Leadership online at Northcentral is one of the few doctoral programs approved by the COAMFTE.  You’ll complete a practicum, internship and dissertation on your way to becoming a mental health leader within your organization or agency.  The curriculum teaches you how systems theory can be applied to leadership roles.  At Northcentral, there is a unique online learning environment, where faculty teach 1:1.  Specialization courses usually offered within this doctoral program include:

  • Public or Corporate Policy Making
  • Leadership in Higher Education
  • Leadership Development in Public and Non-profit Community Organizations

% 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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