Master - Marriage & Family Therapy

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The Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy program at Northcentral University is focused on giving you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and abilities concerning therapy and working with individuals as well as couples and families. Read on to find out more about this program now.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy program 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 foundations for graduate study to more specific subjects like evaluation and case management. 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 program you will be required to complete 45 credit hours. Of those credit hours, 18 will be from foundational courses, 18 will be from specialization courses, and nine will be from clinical experience courses.

Courses for a Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy

Course CodeCourse Name
Required Foundational Courses
MFT5101 Foundations for Graduate Study in MFT
MFT5102 Legal, Ethical, and Professional Development in MFT
MFT5103 Systemic Evaluation and Case Management
MFT5104 Treatment Planning and Traditional Family Therapy
MFT5105 Recovery-Oriented Care and Postmodern Family Therapy
MFT5106 Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice
Specialization Courses
MFT6101 Lifespan Individual and Family Development
MFT6102 Psychopathology, Diagnosis, and Systemic Treatment
MFT6103 Cultural Diversity, Gender, and Family Therapy
MFT6104 Family Therapy with Children
MFT6105 Couple and Sex Therapy
MFT6106 Families in Crisis
Clinical Experience Courses
MFT6951 MFT Practicum I
MFT6952 MFT Practicum II
MFT6991 MFT Internship I
MFT6992 MFT Internship II
MFT6995 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 even developing helpful literature and techniques for others in your field.

Possible career paths include but are not limited to:

  • Family Therapist
  • Psychiatry Office Clerk
  • Marriage Counselor
  • Therapeutic Materials Developer
  • Self-Help Writer
  • School Counselor