Master of Social Work / Military Social Work
Walden University

Program Details

This concentration prepares students to address the needs of active military personnel, veterans, and their families. Courses help students 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. Students will explore current methodologies and best practices in working with members of the armed forces.

In this concentration, you’ll learn to:

  • Examine the social services needs of active and reserve military personnel, veterans, and their families.
  • Evaluate the impact of military service commitment on the social services needs of military members and their families.
  • Integrate social work best practices to develop appropriate interventions for members of the armed forces, veterans, and their families.


  • Students must complete two pre-practicum labs on campus.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Official transcripts
  • Additional materials may be requested

Special Accreditation

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not available to residents of New York and Rhode Island.