Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy

Earn a Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy Online

Northcentral University is dedicated to developing innovative and leading-edge industry programs for our students. Our new Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy (DMFT) is a challenging, yet fulfilling, in-depth degree program designed to meet your own unique professional and personal goals.

The DMFT is a 60-credit doctoral program designed to provide master’s-level clinicians with skills in program development, program evaluation, grant writing, clinical practice, clinical supervision, and applied research. What sets NCU’s DMFT apart from others is that it’s the only distance based DMFT program with no residency requirements.

No other university can match NCU’s uniquely flexible approach to earning this doctoral degree online, which includes weekly course starts to fit your schedule. Featuring our mentoring approach to learning in a class size of one, you’ll experience one-to-one, individualized interaction with our professionally seasoned, all-doctoral faculty. This DMFT program has no entrance exam requirements, which can be time-consuming and costly. NCU’s independent study approach is designed for the self-motivated student who seeks a higher degree in their educational journey. By enrolling to earn your DMFT online at NCU, you’ll join a vast network of professionals who are making a difference around the globe.

James Billings, PhD, Dean, School of Social & Behavioral Sciences (SSBS)

“Northcentral University’s Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy (DMFT) degree is currently the only DMFT without a residency requirement, so it provides an accessible opportunity to earn a U.S. regionally accredited degree wherever a candidate might reside. Despite that unparalleled flexibility, this quality program is led by our highly credentialed faculty who hold doctoral degrees and have significant experience in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT). More than 95% maintain a MFT license and remain clinically active. The NCU DMFT is focused on helping clinical professionals stay within their local communities and enhance the presence of systemic behavioral health providers in their communities and within their profession.”
Unparalleled Flexibility

Built around you.
  • Weekly course starts to fit your busy schedule
  • Marriage & Family Sciences courses are primarily online, however, practicum/internships/clinical supervision activities include traditional engagement in the communities in which our students live
  • No residency requirements; no need to travel to a physical campus
  • No entrance exams; only your transcripts are required
  • 60-credit program

    All courses are taught by our 100% doctoral faculty so you learn from seasoned professionals in your field of study.
    • WASC regional accreditation; the same accreditation as other prestigious institutions in America
    • One-to-one mentoring approach where professors focus on you
    • Excellent university resources to support your success now and in the future
    Tailored to you

    NCU is designed for self-starters like you.
    • No group classes or projects to interfere with your schedule
    • You determine your schedule

    Northcentral University’s online doctoral programs were developed to make earning your DMFT possible around your schedule. At NCU, your pace and growth are not dictated by other students, they are dictated by you.

    Program Handbook

    The Program Handbook is designed to serve as a guide that provides you with applicable information that can help you succeed in your goal of becoming a marriage and family therapist. You will find policies and forms related to program admission, confidentiality, student progress and retention, graduation, program learning outcomes, the organizational structure of the program, specific program requirements, discussion on pursuing licensure, and other relevant program documents. It is a supplement to, but not a substitute for, the Northcentral University Catalog. Click Here to access a web-based version of the handbook.

    Contact us today and let us help you achieve your career goals with a Northcentral University DMFT!

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