Marriage and Family Therapy Programs

Online MFT Programs

Becoming a marriage and family therapist is more than just a job - it’s about helping individuals, couples and families navigate the natural stressors and unexpected challenges of life and come out better and stronger than before. NCU offers Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) graduate degree and certificate programs for students who are interested in joining this rewarding mental health field.

The First Distance-Based Programs to Receive COAMFTE Accreditation

If you’re serious about pursuing a career as a marriage and family therapist, our COAMFTE-accredited Master’s or PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy programs can provide you with a quality education and training experience that will challenge you to develop your critical thinking and research skills, while applying what you learn to professional practice in the field of marriage and family therapy.

Learn More About Marriage and Family Therapy

We've worked hard to provide students, potential students, alumni, and therapists in the field with a number of resources to help answer any number of questions. Learn more about the field of Marriage and Family Therapy in our Guide to Marriage and Family Therapy

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Accreditations

Northcentral University pursues programmatic accreditation whenever appropriate. The Master’s and PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy are COAMFTE and IACSTE accredited.

The Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) is the accrediting body for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Northcentral University’s Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy Programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, Tel. No. (703) 838-9808. For more information on COAMFTE accreditation, visit their website.

IACSTE AccreditationCreated as a semi-autonomous body under the auspices of the International Family Therapy Association (IFTA), the International Accreditation Commission for Systemic Therapy Education (IACSTE) focuses on the development and implementation of quality standards for programs around the world that provide systemic therapy education and training. The standards were created to enhance the development of professionals who will be qualified to provide systemic therapy for individuals, couples, and families in the communities in which they live and work.