School of Marriage and Family Sciences

Join one of the fastest growing mental health professions.
NCU's MAMFT is the first program with distance education to receive COAMFTE accreditation.

Northcentral University (NCU) is regionally accredited and offers Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) programs that emphasize a systems theory orientation to treat individuals, couples, families and groups that struggle with mental and emotional disorders, as well as a wide range of behavioral and relationship problems. Students will also complete a 60-week practicum and internship sequence that includes direct client contact and supervision in their local area.

If you’re serious about pursuing a career as a marriage and family therapist, the PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy program at NCU will provide you with a quality education and training experience that will challenge you to develop your critical thinking and research skills to a higher degree, while applying what you learn to professional practice in the field of marriage and family therapy.
As the first MFT program with distance education to receive accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), NCU’s MAMFT provides rigorous training to help you develop into a competent, ethical, culturally sensitive and licensable marriage and family therapist who will make a difference in the communities where you live and work.
In this post-master’s certificate, you can enhance your career-specific knowledge and skills in marriage and family therapy. You have the opportunity to choose from three specializations that focus on a specific group, including: Child and Adolescent Therapy, Couple Therapy and Therapy with Military Families.
The School of Marriage and Family Sciences offers a post-baccalaureate certificate for students interested in learning about individual, couple and family therapy from a systems theory perspective.