Military Behavioral Health Graduate Certificate Program
Committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service, the Department of Social Work extends its service and programs to the community, including the military.
Launched in fall semester of 2012, the mission of the Military Behavioral Health Graduate Certificate Program is to provide you, mental and behavioral health professionals, knowledge and skills that enhance your abilities to provide quality care for active duty military service members, veterans, citizen soldiers and families as well as enhance your marketability in finding employment with organizations that target military populations. The graduate certificate program brings together courses in areas of military culture, programs and services as well as courses addressing post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, traumatic brain injuries and suicide assessment and treatment. The program requires you to successfully complete 18 graduate hours of graduate courses. If you do not desire the certificate you may take courses as individual electives.
Why Choose a Military Behavioral Graduate Certificate?
This graduate certificate program provides structured and applied instruction that is directly related to the needs of military service members, veterans, and military families. The program provides professional development opportunities to train social workers, psychologists, school social workers, counselors, educators on military culture, evidence-based interventions, and the special needs of military spouses and children. If you are currently working or interested in working with military populations then this certificate could help you. If you work in fields of mental health, family services, youth services, faith-based agencies, veteran centers, hospitals and health agency settings you may find the certificate beneficial. You will take courses in areas related to military culture, programs and services as well as courses addressing post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, traumatic brain injuries and suicide assessment and treatment. Course work may be used as continuing education credit toward professional licensure or as possible course electives towards graduate degree completion.
I will be going into the field feeling empowered with the right set of skills to be able to assist a client with resources that they may need while being sensitive to their concerns whether visible or not because of the course material that I was exposed to.
Who Will Benefit
- Social workers
- Mental and behavioral health professionals
- Human service professionals
- Persons with an undergraduate degree who are not in the position to pursue a master's degree and have an interest in working with military populations.
Must have a graduate degree and be a mental health professional who serves or plans to provide services to military individuals and/or their families. OrMust be a graduate student pursuing degrees in social work, psychology, counseling or sociology. OrMust have an undergraduate degree in social work, psychology, counseling or sociology.
Enrollment as Professional Development (Non-degree Seeking) Students
Individuals seeking to enroll in graduate courses for the purposes of self-improvement must submit each of the following:
A completed graduate admission application
A $40.00 nonrefundable application fee
An official baccalaureate degree transcript and official transcripts from all other universities/colleges attended.
Enrollment in graduate courses as a professional development student is subject to the following conditions:
Admission as a professional development student does not ensure admission to a graduate degree.
Applicants admitted as professional development students who decide to seek admission to a degree program must submit another application for admission.
No more than twelve credits earned as a professional development student may be applied to a graduate degree program.
Professional development students are not eligible for any type of financial aid, including scholarships, grants, loans, or work-study.