Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage & Family Therapy / Therapy with Military Families
Northcentral University

Program Details

Serving in the armed forces brings about a very distinct set of challenges for a family.  Frequent moves, substantial time apart, living on bases in tight quarters, not to mention combat fatigue and PTSD, can all lead military families into turmoil.  As a mental health professional, you can learn how to help these families cope and overcome obstacles with an online PhDMFT, specializing in Military Family Therapy.  You’ll gain focused skills to help veterans, active-duty personnel and their families on your path to becoming a highly-skilled therapist.  As part of your doctoral studies at Northcentral, you’ll complete a local internship and practicum.   Coursework likely includes:

  • Military Family Therapy:  Clinical Applications
  • Assessing and Treating Family Violence
  • Systemic Treatment of Infidelity and Sex Addiction

% 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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