2018 NCU Alumni Dr. Wendy Cortes

Doctor of Philosophy in MFT School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Department of Marriage & Family SciencesIt’s More than a Job – It’s a Calling

Marriage and Family Therapy seeks to help individuals, couples and families that struggle with mental and emotional disorders. It is a distinct mental health discipline with a unique body of knowledge, research and clinical approach. Those working in this field help people reclaim their lives by overcoming a wide range of behavioral and relationship problems.

Our Department of Marriage and Family Services has degree programs that can equip you with everything you need to enhance or launch a career in this rewarding field. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to develop into a competent, ethical, culturally-sensitive marriage and family therapist.

We are proud to have the first distance-based programs to receive accreditation by Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)*. You can select a degree program and specialization to match your goals, including social work, military family therapy, medical family therapy and more.

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  • Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy
    • 8 Specializations
  • Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy
    • 6 Specializations

  • Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
    • 9 Specializations
  • Master of Social Work

  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Marriage & Family Therapy
    • 9 Specializations
  • Post-Master’s Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy
    • 5 Specializations

I found NCU had already received COAMFTE* accreditation, and that was really comforting to me.

Joy Quanrud Grimsley

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (201

Why Northcentral University?

One-to-one Learning Model

In each and every course, one student is paired with one faculty member, resulting in a class size of one. Featuring individualized teaching through feedback, a deeper understanding of the material is achieved and a real relationship built on mutual respect is formed between the professor and the student.

Financing

Paying for college is a major financial commitment, so we try to keep our tuition and fees as low as possible while still providing a quality academic experience. Financial aid is available to those who qualify and our financial aid team will work with you to create the plan that best works for you.

100% Doctoral Faculty

As part of our commitment to excellence in online higher education, Northcentral University maintains 100% doctoral faculty, most of whom have completed their program of study at a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the discipline in which they teach or develop curricula.

Accreditations

Accreditation is a higher education seal of approval for schools, employers, and most importantly, for students. NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, www.wscuc.org. WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Why Northcentral

At NCU, we are dedicated to providing our students with the personal attention they look for when pursuing advanced education. We take a great amount of pride in our programs and the thousands of graduates who have achieved their goals, be it completing their bachelor's degree, obtaining a Master's degree or successfully defending their dissertation to earn their doctoral degree.

GMAT/GRE Not Required

Another part of the NCU difference is that, upon application to graduate school, Northcentral University does not require graduate testing such as the GRE or GMAT. This means you have the ability to earn an advanced degree on your own terms.

Flexible Start Date

You shouldn't have to put your education on hold, at Northcentral University we offer weekly course starts to fit your schedule. With no need to wait for the start of a semester, you can start your educational journey as soon as you're ready.

Unique Flexibility

Northcentral University has no physical residency requirements, which makes us a great fit for working professionals, as well as for military personnel and international students who do not have to relocate or spend money to travel to a campus to complete the online degree.

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NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, www.wscuc.org. WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
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