Marriage & Family Therapy Graduate Programs at NU

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  • Bringing Better Communication Close to Home

    Help individuals, couples, and families navigate life’s stressors with NU's 100% online Marriage & Family Therapy graduate programs:

    • Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy -- As the first MFT degree program with distance education to receive accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFTE), National University (formerly Northcentral University) provides rigorous training to help you develop into a competent, ethical, culturally sensitive and licensable marriage and family therapist.
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy -- This program provides you with advanced clinical education, research opportunities, and supervision training and experience. You’ll be earning a degree from a program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) and International Accreditation Commission for Systemic Therapy Education (IACSTE).

    Choose from multiple specializations including Child and Adolescent Therapy, Couple Therapy, General Family Therapy, Medical Family Therapy, Therapy with Military Families and more.

  • Why Choose NU?

    National University offers a holistic approach to student support, well-being, and success, called “Whole Human Education.” It means we’ll be with you side-by-side, every step of the way, helping break any barriers you face in achieving your education.

    We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable, higher education to adult learners.

    Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 200,000 alumni worldwide.

    We customize education plans that include adaptive instruction, holistic student support, and competency-based credentialing. At NU, you’ll be better positioned to stay on track and accomplish your specific academic goals.

  • Student Testimonials

    Here are some testimonials from graduates who have experienced success firsthand as a result of earning a degree from National University:

    “Earning my associate, bachelor’s, and master’s from NU has increased not only my writing abilities, knowledge, and professional network, but it allowed me to become more competitive for promotions.”
    LaGarian S.,
    Class of 2018, Military Servicemember

    “My education at National has opened up more opportunities that I didn’t have before. It has challenged me to complete assignments while still being employed full time.”
    Jasmine Q.,
    Class of 2019

    “I have successfully been hired by a company for my dream position.”
    Brittany S.,
    Class of 2019


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