Nova Southeastern University

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Family Therapy, Ph.D.


3301 College Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. - Family Therapy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Ph.D. Program in Family Therapy strives to develop students who are committed to academic and clinical innovation and prepared for advanced leadership in the field of Couples and Family Therapy. The application of systemic/relational theory is the foundation for such training and is utilized to support a vision in service to culturally and sexually diverse populations in a variety of settings. Our program further strives to uphold all professional standards in the field.

The Ph.D. in Family Therapy program prepares graduates for careers as professors, researchers, supervisors, and senior clinicians.

The Ph.D. in Family Therapy is a 96-credit-hour program designed for individuals holding master's degrees who wish to fully grasp both the historical as well as cutting edge theory informing the current practice of family therapy. The program is also dedicated to understanding the relationship between theoretical ideas and the variety of established and emerging schools of family therapy. The program is designed to enhance students’ clinical skills in order to become top level practitioners, while at the same time demonstrating the place of qualitative and quantitative research in this pursuit. Graduates of the program should look forward to productive careers in academic, supervisory, clinic, and community-based employment settings.


Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, Telephone n

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 96

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: NSU's Office of Student Financial Aid administers federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid programs. For assistance with financial aid, students should contact the Financial Aid Office. NSU FAFSA Code: 001509.

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 0-999

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