Online Master of Science in Marriage and Family TherapyOnline Master of Science in Marriage and Family TherapyOnline Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy

MFT@Northwestern is the online branch of the Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy Program offered by The Family Institute at Northwestern University. The program combines online learning with training in innovative therapeutic methods and in-person clinical experiences, encouraging aspiring therapists to consider relationships, the larger system, and social justice as they develop client treatment plans.

The online Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Northwestern University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

Complete the program in as few as 21 months full time or in as few as 36 months part time.

Curriculum Highlights

25 graduate-level courses

400 -hour clinical practicum including 200 relational hours1

250 hours of group and individual supervision

In-person immersions

Full- and part-time options

The Online MFT Experience

MFT@Northwestern has been carefully designed to offer a rigorous and rewarding experience that prepares you to help families, couples, and individuals thrive. Through a combination of in-person clinical training, an immersion experience, and live online courses, our program is structured to ensure your entire experience feels personal, meaningful, and actionable. 

As a student in the online program, you will:

  • Attend live class sessions with no more than 15 students per classroom.
  • Learn from well-qualified professors with extensive clinical experience.
  • Dig deeper with live study sessions and faculty office hours.
  • Complete some of the coursework anywhere, anytime with our mobile app.
  • Work with a placement specialist to find a program-approved clinical site near your community.

Program Outcomes

As a student, you will receive extensive clinical supervision throughout your educational journey. You will gain the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career focused on strengthening and healing families from all walks of life.

Explore MFT@Northwestern admissions and application requirements.

Build Resilient, Healthy Communities with an online Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy at Northwestern University

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1Internships in this program are unpaid. Once part-time students begin their internship, they must take classes and set aside up to 15 hours a week for clinical work and supervision. This means students will need to commit above 20 hours a week to this program.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference