Systemic Leadership, PhD-MFT

Systemic Leadership Specialization

This specialization is designed to help students prepare for leadership roles with a variety of settings, including public and nonprofit community organizations. Courses within this specialization look at important topics related to systemic leadership such as how to integrate marriage and family therapy into an existing behavioral health agency and how to create a socially conscious company culture using ethical decision making. Students will also explore the role of marriage and family therapy in public health polices and learn the skills necessary to work in administrative roles within higher education.

Students with this specialization are required to focus on issues related to systemic leadership 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