The Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy (DMFT) at Touro University Worldwide (TUW) is tailored toward licensed mental health clinicians holding a Master’s degree in MFT or a related degree. The DMFT program aims to empower clinical professionals to be innovative in education, administration, supervision, leadership, and research within the evolving field of Marriage and Family Therapy.
The online 60-credit hour DMFT program curriculum is designed to develop candidates with the skills and knowledge they need to excel in their careers in the Marriage and Family Therapy field.
Graduates of the DMFT program will gain knowledge and expand their competencies in Trauma and crisis intervention, advanced family therapy, grant writing, program development for families and communities, supervision, evaluation, and quantitative and qualitative research.
The DMFT program at TUW prepares candidates for a career as agency administrators, clinical supervisors, private practitioners, senior therapists, leadership positions in mental health-related practices, and mental health educators, and researchers.
What makes this Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy program different?
- 100% online
- Learn from scholar-practitioners with expertise in behavioral, relational, and mental health.
- Affordable tuition
- Nonprofit Accredited University
- No residency required
- No GMAT or GRE required
- Accelerated admissions process
- 6 starts throughout the year
- 8 week session
Note: This degree does not lead to any form of licensure or certification.
Students in the DMFT program can choose from two concentrations:
Organizational Systems in MFT provides graduates of the Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy with skills and knowledge to expand professionalism development in public and private organizations as well as focus on community leadership and/or educators.
Supervision provides graduates of the Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy with skills and knowledge to expand the MFT field in serving as qualified supervisors to developing practitioners as well as supervisor-to-supervisors trainers.
DMFT Mission Statement
The Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy (DMFT) supports TUW’s mission and commitment to professional education and serves the needs of students globally desiring an advanced professional degree using an online delivery mode. The DMFT program provides an opportunity for growth, development, and application of critical skills necessary for today’s licensed mental health clinicians.
The program is designed to:
- Provide students with the professional skills and tools to design evidence-based solutions in the field of mental health and Family Therapy.
- Provide a doctoral-level environment that includes faculty research guidance, technology and learning opportunities that lead to the development of the treatment research professional competencies needed to translate theory into practical solutions in Marriage and Family Therapy.
- Provides a support system dedicated to student success at the Doctoral level.