PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy
Antioch University New England is excited to offer a COAMFTE-Accredited Marriage and Family Therapy doctoral program dedicated to training the next generation of marriage and family therapists in social justice approaches to MFT teaching, research, supervision, and practice.
We train advanced clinical supervisors, teachers skilled in teaching MFT, and researchers proficient in using both qualitative and quantitative research methods with a particular focus on qualitative clinical research. Our students are provided with clinical and supervision experiences in our training clinic.
Acquire advanced training in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)
You receive advanced training in MFT supervision, teaching, research, and clinical work, from a social justice perspective. Courses prepare you for academic work in MFT or for advanced supervision or research.
Get experience during your program.
You will receive up to 1,000 clinical hours in the program (500 of which can be applied from a COAMFTE-accredited master’s degree) in our training clinic and on internship. Individualized internships will be developed in clinical, teaching, and research areas.
- Program starts in Fall semester
- Classes meet throughout the week
- The first two years (3 semesters per year, including Summer) are devoted to coursework.
- Years three and four are devoted to internship and dissertation work
Coursework at the doctoral level generally takes two years for students who have graduated from a master’s program in MFT. In addition to the coursework, doctoral level students in MFT must also complete a twelve month clinical or research internship off campus. Dissertation and Internship require two years of registration and the program cannot be completed in fewer than four years.
The Marriage and Family Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). Antioch University, and therefore Antioch University New England, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commissio
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