Doctorate in General Family Therapy

Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy, Specialized in General Family Therapy

When helping with the challenges facing today’s families, one never knows what emotional issues a family might experience. The General Family Therapy DMFT specialization allows you to select courses from a broad range of electives to fit your personal interests and professional ambitions. In this specialization you are required to focus your course projects, internship work and dissertation research on issues related to marriage and family therapy, dependent upon your career intentions. Offering increased flexibility, this specialization permits you to select four courses (12 credit hours) from the Marriage and Family Therapy curriculum at the 8000 level. Additionally, courses from NCU’s School of Psychology may be considered as well (with approval on a case-by-case basis) for fulfillment of this requirement.

At A Glance

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
DMFT 60 20 48 months View Course Catalog

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.

Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy Learning Outcomes
  • Develop competence in working with diverse populations in academic, clinical, supervision and research settings.
  • Appraise clinical skills and ethical behaviors in systemic therapy and supervision.
  • Produce applied research in the field of marriage and family therapy through independent research.
  • Develop professional expertise in an area of specialization related to the field of marriage and family therapy.

*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.

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