Military Family

Military, Family, and Veteran Care Graduate Certificate

Prepares individuals to work with military service members, veterans and their families in a variety of non-clinical settings.

Military, Family, and Veteran Care Graduate Certificate

The Military, Family, and Veteran Care Graduate Certificate prepares students to work with military and military-connected individuals and families with a focus on understanding military culture and settings.

The Military, Family, and Veteran Care Graduate Certificate includes four (4) required courses for a total of 12 Semester Credit Hours (SCH).

Below are the four required courses:

SOCW 5355: Military Social Work
The focus of this course is to examine military culture using a diversity framework that involves considering ethical implications for practice, comprehending prevalent social and health issues, and the effects of policies and health disparities across diverse social identities within varied military environments. Students enrolled in this course will analyze current advances in knowledge on the neurobiological underpinnings of human behavior and development pertinent to social and health issues as well as resilience to stress and adversity among diverse members of the military population. Students will identify and evaluate the relevant implications for social work practice with individuals, families, groups, programs/organizations, and communities using a multicultural multidimensional perspective in connection with social justice, social work values, knowledge, and skills. Students will also examine the structural and systematic arrangement and delivery of social welfare services at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels of social work practice.


SOCW 5361: Military Trauma

SOCW 5316: Stress, Crisis and Coping

SOCW 5359: The Military Family

The certificate equips students with the skills and knowledge to effectively meet the needs of the military community in a variety of non-clinical settings. This certificate is designed for individuals interested in developing and evaluating programs, serving as advocates, case managers, and resource navigators, among many other opportunities.

Any current UTA graduate student across all fields of study in good academic standing may complete the Military, Veteran, and Family Care Graduate Certificate. Contact an SSW academic advisor to add the certificate to your current degree plan.

Individuals who have already earned a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution may apply.  If you are not a native speaker of English, please submit official Duolingo, TOEFL, or IELTS scores. To submit your application, go to ApplyUTA, select School of Social Work, select the appropriate graduate certificate, and pay the application fee.