Mental Health Administration, DMFT

Mental Health Administration Specialization

Mental health issues can be among the most difficult for families to face on their own. Once they’ve chosen to seek professional help, the last thing families need to face is an inefficient bureaucracy. The Mental Health Administration Specialization is designed to prepare you to fulfill roles as leaders and administrators in mental health organizations and agencies. In this specialization, you will focus your course projects, internship work, and dissertation research on issues broadly related to mental health administration. Twelve (12) credit hours of coursework are devoted to Mental Health Administration. A unique aspect of this specialization is that you may select up to two of your four specialization courses from the School of Business or Psychology.

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

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.

Important Information for Students, Including Gainful Employment
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