2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    Apr 21, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Military Social Work Graduate Certificate

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College: Health Professions and Sciences Degree: CRT
Department: School of Social Work
Program Websites: https://healthprofessions.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.

Due to the specialized tuition rate for the Online MSW track, online-only students are not permitted to enroll in any certificate programs at UCF.


The Military Social Work certificate is open to current UCF MSW Face to Face 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 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 admitted to one of the Face-to-Face Advanced Standing Trackseither full-time or part-timeMUST take all three courses in order to be eligible for this certificatethis means completing one additional elective as a part of their plan of study.

Students interested in admission to this certificate program should contact the MSW Senior Admissions Specialist for more information.

Application Deadlines

Military Social Work Graduate Certificate *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants   Jul 1 Dec 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.

Admission to the Certificate Program is rolling–applying before the deadline is encouraged.

Contact Info

Graduate Program

Maxine McGregor
Instructor, MSW Program Director
Telephone: 407-823-3037
HPA 1 Suite 233

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

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