Master - Marriage & Family Therapy

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The Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy program with a specialization in General Family Therapy at Northcentral University is designed to expand your knowledge and abilities of counseling and therapy and prepare you a career working with individuals as well as couples and families. Read on to find out more about this online MAMFT program now.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy program with a specialization in General Family Therapy at Northcentral University is designed to give you a better look at the kind of intrapersonal skills needed to succeed in a therapy line of work and prepare you to seek licensure as a marriage and family therapist. Courses will cover a wide range of topics spanning from basics like the classic models of marriage and family therapy, case management, and treatment planning to more specific subjects like family dynamics, sex therapy, and diversity. You must also complete practicum and internship requirements in your local area and complete a final capstone presentation in order to graduate from the program.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying for this program, you should have great patience and intrapersonal skills. You should have a desire to expand on your background in therapy by learning about new techniques as well as situations that could arise in potential future careers. You are required to have a bachelor's degree prior to applying to this program at Northcentral University.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To graduate from this MAMFT program, you will be required to complete 45 credit hours. Of those credit hours, 30 will be from foundational courses, six will be from elective courses, and nine will be from clinical experience courses.

Courses for a Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy with a specialization in General Family Therapy

Course CodeCourse Name
Required Foundational Courses
MFT 5101 Foundations for Graduate Study in MFT
MFT 5102Legal, Ethical, and Professional Development in MFT
MFT 5103Systemic Evaluation and Case Management
MFT 5104Treatment Planning and Traditional Family Therapy
MFT 5105Recovery-Oriented Care and Postmodern Family Therapy
MFT 6101Human Development and Family Dynamics Across the Lifespan
MFT 6103Cultural Diversity, Gender, and Family Development
MFT 6105Couple and Sex Therapy
MFT 6106Families in Crisis
Elective Courses
You must complete two content courses selected from any of the master's level MFT specialization courses.
Clinical Experience Courses
MFT 6951 MFT Practicum I
MFT 6952 MFT Practicum II
MFT 6991 MFT Internship I
MFT 6992 MFT Internship II
MFT 6995 MFT Internship and Capstone Presentation

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

Upon graduating from this program, you may be able to seek licensure and pursue a therapy career path of your choosing. You may be able to work directly with individuals and clients, or you may choose to work in research or in developing helpful literature and techniques for others in your field.

Possible career paths include but are not limited to:

  • Family Therapist
  • Marriage Counselor
  • School Counselor
  • Family Services Therapist