2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    May 19, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Military Social Work Graduate Certificate

College: Health and Public Affairs Degree: CRT
Department: Social Work Option: N/A
Program Websites: https://www.cohpa.ucf.edu/socialwork/

Program Description

Students pursuing a Master of Social Work degree may choose a specialization in military social work.

The Graduate Certificate in Military Social Work will prepare students to provide behavioral health services, including: mental health counseling aimed at building psychological resilience; treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, suicide risk assessment and prevention techniques; and family therapy for strengthening military, veterans and their families during and after deployment.


The Military Social Work certificate is open to current UCF MSW students and a limited number of Counselor Education students only. Educational standards for all social work programs are established by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the national accreditation body for professional social work education. Curriculum direction and content is regulated by the CSWE through its accreditation standards. The MSW program at UCF is fully accredited through CSWE.

The following courses are required for the certificate, but may also be used as electives in the MSW program.

Total Credit Hours Required: 9 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree

Application Requirements

Admission is open to those with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

Admission is open to current students in the UCF Master of Social Work program and a limited number of students in the UCF Counselor Education master’s program. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. Please submit all requested material by the established deadline(s).

  • One official transcript from each college/university attended (Graduate Studies should already have on file from your MSW application).
  • Personal statement for Military Social Work. Applicants should write a personal autobiographical statement that is no more than two double spaced pages. Questions to answer include: What reasons or experiences led you to decide to apply for the military social work certificate? In completing the certificate, why is working with this population of interest to you?
  • Up to date résumé

Students interested in admission to this certificate program should contact the Military Social Work Certificate Program Director for more information.

Application Deadlines

Military Social Work Graduate Certificate *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants - Jul 1 - Apr 1
International Applicants - - - -
*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.


Contact Info

Graduate Program

James Whitworth PhD, LCSW
Associate Professor
Telephone: 407-823-6136
HPA1 RM 254

Graduate Admissions

Jennifer Yuhas
Telephone: 407-823-2766
Millican Hall 230
Online Application
Graduate Admissions

Mailing Address
UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL 32816-0112

Institution Codes
GRE: 5233
TOEFL: 5233
ETS PPI: 5233