School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Helping students elevate their impact through education

The study of social and behavioral sciences is one way to have a positive impact on individuals, families and communities as a whole. Professionals in this field, from researchers to those that work directly with clients, can play an important role in helping people solve problems and overcome the challenges standing in their way.

For those seeking to enter this rewarding, yet challenging field, education is a critical component of your professional journey.

Helping others requires heart and skill

Enhancing your education empowers you to have an even greater impact on those you serve. At NCU you’ll learn valuable skills from professors who have doctoral degrees and real-world experience. This helps you gain the knowledge and insight you need to make a real difference.

Our School of Social and Behavioral Sciences consists of the Department of Psychology and the Department of Marriage and Family Sciences.

Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology offers bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and post-graduate certificate programs that emphasize the knowledge, skills, and values that are integral to the field. All degree programs are completely online to offer you the flexibility you need. Additionally, all courses are taught by seasoned professionals who provide personal guidance and support every step of the way.

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Department of Marriage and Family Sciences

NCU’s Department of Marriage and Family Sciences is proud to offer the first distance-based MAMFT program to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)*. We also have the first and only distance-based PhD in MFT program to be accredited by COAMFTE. This means that all coursework is delivered online** while your face-to-face experience is gained through client interaction during practicums and internships in your local community, under the direction of an approved clinical supervisor.

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Meet our Social and Behavioral Sciences Leadership

Meet Dr. James Billings, the Dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Meet Dr. Peter D. Bradley, the Assistant Dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Meet Dr. Darren Adamson, the Chair of the Department of Marriage and Family Sciences
Meet Dr. Bettina Shapira, the Chair of the Department of Psychology

Why NCU? Learn more about Northcentral University and how we can help you meet your professional and academic goals.

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*Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, 703.838.9808, www.aamft.org
**Marriage & Family Sciences courses are primarily online, however, practicum/internships/clinical supervision activities include traditional engagement in the communities in which our students live