Education and Supervision, PhD-MFT

Education and Supervision Specialization

This specialization is designed for students that are interested in becoming leaders and mentors for the next generation of marriage and family therapists. Courses within this specialization cover vital topics such as professional identity development, strategies for assessing trainee competence and ethical responsibilities for supervisors. Additional topics include working with adult learners in e-learning environments, using technology to facilitate training and emerging digital technologies.

Students with this specialization are required to focus on issues related to education and supervision for their course projects, Advanced Practical Experience Component and dissertation research.

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
PhD-MFT 69 23 56 months View Course Catalog
*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

Unmatched Flexibility
NCU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations.

100% Doctoral Faculty
No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One-to-One Engagement
You won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring.

Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy Learning Outcomes
  • Develop relational/systemic innovations addressing contemporary issues in the field of marriage and family therapy
  • Develop expertise in an area of specialization related to the field of marriage and family therapy
  • Cultivate competence in working with diverse populations in various contexts
  • Create new knowledge in marriage and family therapy through independent research
  • Appraise relational/systemic ethical behaviors in various settings