The Online Marriage & Family Therapy@Northwestern program leads to a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. The program is designed to lead to eligibility for an Associate Marriage and Family Therapy (AMFT) license within Illinois. States typically have additional post-license requirements to become eligible for an independent practice license, including additional hours under supervision and testing. In Illinois, the independent practice license is the Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Other states may have a different license name.

The Marriage and Family@Northwestern University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). Some states may require a different specialized accreditor or may have additional requirements for licensure.