Social and Behavioral Health with Military Members, Veterans, and Military Families, Certificate

Admissions Criteria

It is each applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required application materials are received. Applicants should list the Graduate Certificate for Social and Behavioral Health with Military Members, Veterans and Military Families on the application under degree pursued. The program accepts applications on a rolling basis.

Currently Enrolled Students in the Master of Social Work Program

Students in good academic standing may request concurrent enrollment. Interested students must contact the program coordinator to review the application process. 

Other Applicants

Applicants must follow the Application Requirements listed in the Degree-Seeking Admissions page in the Graduate Bulletin. 

Certificate Requirements (18 Hours)

The Certificate requires 18 credit hours of coursework. Four courses are required and two are electives chosen based on the student’s personal interests. These electives can be taken within the College of Social Work, or may be taken in other university units as approved by the Program Director.

Required Courses (12 Hours)

Course Title Credits
SOWK 737Overview of Social Work Practice with the Military, Veterans, and their Families3
SOWK 738Military Mental Health and the Impact of Trauma3
SOWK 739Intervention Strategies in Military Behavioral Health3
SOWK 758Family Dynamics and Substance Abuse3
Total Credit Hours12

Electives (6 Hours)

Select 6 credit hours of electives approved by the program coordinator. 

Note: Courses taken as part of another graduate degree program may, if appropriate, be applied to the certificate program. The Certificate of Social and Behavioral Health with Military Members, Veterans and Military Families is awarded upon completion of the student’s approved program of courses.