PhD in General Family Therapy

PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, Specialized in General Family Therapy

The PhD in General Family Therapy is designed to accommodate your broad interests and career goals within a degree plan that prepares you for work in our global and multicultural world. You will engage in collaborative research, advanced clinical training and meaningful educational experiences that can help advance your career. In this specialization, you have the opportunity to select content courses from across the existing MFT specializations. The outcome of this preparation is to help you become a well-trained scholar practitioner who can contribute to the field of family therapy as a clinician, supervisor, researcher and/or academic professional.

At A Glance

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
PhD-MFT 69 23 56 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.

Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy Learning Outcomes
  • Model competence in working with diverse populations in academic, clinical, supervision and research settings.
  • Appraise clinical skills and ethical behaviors in systemic therapy and supervision.
  • Create new knowledge in 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.

Important Information for Students, Including Gainful Employment
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