Post-Master's Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy

Enhance your career-specific skills in marriage and family therapy.

Marriage and family therapists often specialize in working with a distinct group of clients. Earning a post-master’s certificate at Northcentral University is a great way to focus your own education and skills in working with children and adolescents, couples or military families.

PURPOSE: The Post-Master’s Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) is designed to enhance your clinical knowledge and understanding of MFT as it relates to working with specific clients.

Once you’ve earned a master’s degree in MFT and have attained licensure, you may choose to focus your education and training in working with children, couples or military families. With just 18 credits to complete and three professionally relevant specializations to choose from, the Post-Master’s Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy is a quick and easy way to start defining your own niche in the field.

OUTCOMES: You will be introduced to doctoral-level coursework in marriage and family therapy with an emphasis on applied experiential learning (act, think, conceptualize and apply).

In this certificate program, you will take doctoral-level courses that enhance your understanding of major theories and strategies in your specialization. Ultimately, you will be challenged to think critically about the topics covered in your courses with the goal of applying what you learn to treating real-world problems.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Upon completion of the certificate, you will be prepared to put your newfound knowledge and skills to work or continue your higher education by pursuing a doctorate.

The courses in your certificate program coincide with the PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy program at NCU and can be applied for transfer credit if you continue your studies at the doctoral level.