NCU Catalog - April 2021 
    
    Jun 21, 2021  
NCU Catalog - April 2021

Couple Therapy Post-Master’s Certificate


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Post-Master’s Certificate


Description of Program


Each Post-Master’s Certificate program in MFT comprises 6 courses (18 credit hours). Students must complete the program as listed below and may not substitute alternative courses (with the exception of the General Marriage and Family Therapy Certificate as described below). Students must complete all six NCU courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in order to receive a certificate.

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Basis of Admission


Admission to the Post-Master’s Certificate program requires a conferred master’s level or higher degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution.  An interview with a faculty member is available for any applicant to the certificate program but is required for those using the certificate to be qualified for licensure (for those who will be doing clinical courses as a part of the certificate, a background check is also required).

Scope


Six NCU Courses (18 Credit hours) must be completed to earn a certificate. Courses taken as part of a NCU master’s program cannot be applied towards a Post-Master’s Certificate program.

Post-Master’s Certificate Transfer into a Doctoral Program


Post-Master’s Certificate program courses may be used to satisfy doctoral degree requirements if the certificate course is required by the doctoral program in which the student is enrolled.

Coursework completed as part of an earned doctoral degree cannot be applied towards a Post-Master’s Certificate program. However, a Post-Master’s Certificate can be completed as part of doctoral coursework if the student officially applies for a Post-Master’s Certificate prior to completing the fourth course in a Post-Master’s Certificate series.

Time to Completion


NCU allows 2 years to complete all certificate programs.

The median time to completion for this program is 22 months.

Time to completion varies depending upon the pace in which a student completes courses and the number of transfer credits accepted. As most NCU students are working adults, balancing educational, professional, and personal commitments, our academic and finance advisors will work with you to develop a program schedule that works best for your needs.

Students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for this program, and applying no transfer credits, can expect to finish in as little as 12 months.

Couple Therapy


Couple therapy is a specialized area of mental health practice that requires particular skills in working with two partners at the same time. The Couple Therapy certificate program is designed to provide training in the skills and models needed to effectively work with couples.

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