Master of Social Work / Military Social Work
Walden University

Program Details

The Master of Social Work is an online social work degree from Walden University that offers a concentration in Military Social Work.  This program is designed for individuals interested in helping active military personnel, veterans, and their families.  You will gain an understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder; vicarious trauma; and how extended deployments, parent-child separation, and frequent family relocations affect individuals and their children, spouses, and other family members.  The curriculum includes current methodologies and best practices in working with members of the armed forces while teaching students how to examine the social services needs of active and reserve military personnel, veterans, and their families.  Students also learn to evaluate the impact of military service commitment on the social services needs of military members and their families and to develop appropriate interventions through the integration of social work best practices.

Walden’s online master’s in social work program features a virtual reality experience that simulates challenging situations students may face in the field, allowing them to build valuable skills and instincts in a safe yet authentic environment.  All students complete courses in the broad social work field, preparing them to be change agents within and beyond their communities and to advocate for social justice for diverse populations, especially the vulnerable and oppressed.  You will be prepared for specialized practice by stressing cultural humility within a strengths-based, generalist intervention model that provides advanced clinical skills.

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Walden University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Students must complete two pre-practicum labs on campus.

Restricted States

New York, Rhode Island