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National University Reviews of Master's in Marriage & Family Therapy

13 Reviews

Locations:   La Jolla (CA) 

Annual Tuition: $13,320

57% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
46% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Master's in Marriage & Family Therapy

Student Reviews - Master's in Marriage & Family Therapy

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Reviewed: 10/27/2023

Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy

My experience at National University (formerly Northcentral) has been very positive. I know there are a lot of negative reviews and I was hesitant when I enrolled, but I want to add my experience to the conversation. I am in the MFT Master's program, have done very well (3.98 GPA), and have had only positive experiences with all of my professors and advisors. I've never had any difficulty with the financial aid or student advisors; everyone replies within a few days via email. I completed my undergraduate... Read More

Erin Russell

Reviewed: 8/17/2023

Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy

Absolut nightmare. They make you take extra classes you do not need. I was told they follow state guidelines and that is not the case. I feel like my degree is being help hostage. Advisors are incompetent and DO NOT help you unless you become aggressive. This is not how I like to live my life. I have never had a worse experience with a school in my life.

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Reviewed: 1/9/2023

Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy

Do not transfer to this school, and I almost lost an entire year by doing that. I'm supposed to start clinical, and I can't meet with an advisor for five weeks which is ridiculous. The practicum is so confusing they don't help you in any way just confuse you more by giving different information depending on which Clinical Team member you talk to. I 100% regret coming to this school halfway through my education which I would have finished if I hadn't. They lied to me about the timeline and added three... Read More

Hopeful Immigrant

Reviewed: 10/1/2022

Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy

I have experience with other universities and never experienced a cluster like NCU. NCU is COAMFT and has strict policies to follow APA standards and a 1:1 student/teacher ratio. None of that matters. The recruiters are great deceivers by telling people it is possible to graduate in two years. Advisors have a revolving door and students like me get a new advisor every 6-9 weeks. The advisors are incompetent and make changes to students' schedules without informing them of the impact. For example,... Read More

Angry Student

Reviewed: 8/19/2022

Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy

As a transfer, I do NOT recommend this university. Their online platform is horrible compared to Purdue and Capella. I have never had an advisor for more than a couple of months. They constantly leave. The faculty has been inconsistent. Besides Dr. Bertram, I have not enjoyed one class at this institution.


Reviewed: 2/17/2022

Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy

Truly wanted to like this school. They claim to have a one-on-one teaching style. This is far from the truth. Each week you have a couple of articles to read, a maybe 20-minute video to watch (poorly done), and a chance of a slideshow to go over and that it. After submitting your paper or assignment you'll be lucky to get more than a few sentences of feedback. Some of which are just a confirmation that I "Did well". You will get no expansion on any topics, no in-depth conversations, and no actual... Read More


Reviewed: 4/25/2019

Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy

I should of already graduated. The internship program NCU supplied me has been very slow. I do not get enough hours to finish the 500 hours. It is very frustrating that the internship is taking so long. As we only get credited for the hours of council, not the hours of writing up. To me, I feel like the company that I am doing the internship with is abusing the system as they have me for 'free' hours. I have over 300 hours in for over a year. I go three times a week for 8 hours each day, but out... Read More

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Reviewed: 7/13/2017

Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy

I am a current student and my tuition has not "magically increased". My mentor has been helpful and practical in thinking. I have not had any difficulty in getting in contact with my mentor. Financial aid has been extremely transparent and I feel like I am able to make informed decisions. The curriculum is difficult and has forced me to learn. This is my 2nd masters degree, and I am learning a lot more than my prior brick and mortar school. The format forces you to be engaged in the process and be... Read More


Reviewed: 12/10/2016

Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy

DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL! The mentors are ok, but for my internship, it was HORRIBLE. It takes supervisors, assistants, etc. weeks, a few times a month to reply to emails or call you back. Or they never do. When I complained that it took so long to return my calls/emails, the response I received was "there a lot of students, they are busy, etc." The directions are unclear and unorganized. In the 3.5 years I was there I had seven different academic advisors. The dean is rude and condescending. I've... Read More


Reviewed: 3/18/2016

Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy

My experience with NCU has been outstanding. I left the program for personal reasons just before engaging in my internship. The staff has been extraordinary in helping me return and find a clinical site. I found the course work far more rigorous than classes I have taken at prominent public universities. All of my instructors held doctorates and were currently working in the field of marriage and family therapy or psychology, depending on the course I was enrolled in. Their specific feedback to my... Read More

MFT Therapist

Reviewed: 3/4/2016

Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy

I am currently enrolled in NCU and will be completing my degree in February 2017. The past 18 months with NCU have represented the best learning experience of my life. The professors, the assignments, the chosen textbooks and resources all deserve a 5 star from me. I have been treated with the utmost respect and have had a team working with and for me to make my dream of being a therapist come true. As part of the MFT program I have to work at a local clinic and see clients for therapy. NCU has had... Read More


Reviewed: 12/15/2015

Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy

Beware they will take away your financial aid with out warning. Then send it into debt collections. They will just tell you that they did not receive your official transcript as the reason why you are being stuck with a large bill out of no where. Never had a experience like this before. I would advise anyone looking at this University to run in the other direction. They should not be involved in a persons future.


Reviewed: 3/25/2014

Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy

You are definitely teaching yourself. I expected Skype class sessions, but it's not the worst. If I need help with an assignment, all I have to do is email my professor, and they will set up a Skype session with me. They've even let me re-submit assignments for a chance at a higher grade. Dr. West, really took the time to explain concepts to me, and Dr. Ribadu is great as well. I'm only in my 4th class, but I have not felt like I'm in a "For profit school". I would like to believe that they have... Read More

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