Gain California Licensure by Board of Behavioral Sciences Approved Degree
Northcentral University’s California licensure track is a Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)* approved program in California and meets the educational requirements set by the state of California to earn a qualifying degree towards licensure. Since NCU is a regionally accredited university, this degree also meets the educational licensing requirements in many other states**. In compliance with BBS, all courses are taught by professors who possess significant experience in the field of MFT, and many are also currently practicing clinicians.
The NCU Difference
NCU's unique approach to graduate education is ideal for self-starters and independent thinkers who want a premier education with unprecedented flexibility. With NCU’s online learning model, there are weekly starts for every program or course. Our education approach was developed to meet the needs of your busy life and schedule. We use a unique one-to-one learning model that pairs one student with one doctoral professor for each course. With no teaching assistants, you learn directly from experts who provide personal feedback and professional insights. Throughout your academic journey, you will be mentored by professors who are experienced in your field of study. At NCU, you will never have to participate in group projects. You move forward on your pace, by setting your own studying schedule. In a class size of one, there’s no one to get in the way of your individual success. None of our programs have residency requirements, allowing flexible access to you no matter where you live. When you enroll in NCU to earn an advanced degree in marriage and family therapy, you will become part of a community of professionals who are already making a difference around the world.
“I graduated in June 2016, and through my internship, I landed a full-time job as a residential therapist. I am right where I want to be, and I’m super excited.” — Krystal Phillips, Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (2016)
* Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)
**NCU’s California Licensure Track is designed to meet California state educational licensure requirements. NCU cannot guarantee that completion of coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure as this is regulated by state boards. Currently Kansas, and New Hampshire state licensure boards do not accept NCU’s MFT degrees. Students are responsible for checking their state licensure requirements prior to enrolling, and the three states listed above may not be complete and shouldn’t be relied on to assume the NCU’s programs meet requirements in states that are not listed.