North Dakota State University

Couple and Family Therapy


1340 Administration Ave

Fargo, ND 58102

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The CFT program is committed to developing the next generation of scholars in the field of CFT through a dedicated mentoring process that prepares students for future leadership roles in academic and research settings as well as clinical administration and supervision. The program is committed to centering all training in a social justice framework including teaching, research, and supervision. Admission requirements include the following: 1) Completed a Master's degree in a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education; 2) Taken at least one course in statistics and one course in research methods with a minimum B average; and 3) Empirical Master's thesis preferred. Graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Degree requirements include the following: 1) Clinical contact in the on-campus therapy center; 2) 180 hours of supervisory experience; 3) One-year research, teaching, or clinical internship experience; 4) A scholarly portfolio that includes (a) at least two proposals/abstracts for presentations at national conferences and (b) submission of at least two manuscripts for publication at peer-reviewed journals; 5) An oral examination; and 6) Produce and defend a dissertation.


Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL ibT 71 or IELTS 6

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $352.87 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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