"Military social work involves direct practice, policy and administrative activities, and advocacy...to service members, veterans, their families, and their communities." 1
Why is military social work important?
Today's U.S. military population is comprised of 3.6 million service members2, over 21 million veterans3, and their families. Support needs for service members, veterans, their families, and their communities have become increasingly complex to articulate, assess and treat. These needs create a demand for social workers who are educated, trained and skilled in working with these populations.
Area of Emphasis in Military Practice (AEMP) Scholars
AEMP Scholars brings together MSW students, faculty, and community members in a two-year program that includes:
Courses, course assignments and events specific to military service members, veterans, and their families.
Leadership opportunities within their AEMP Scholars cohort
Field practicum that serves the needs of military service members, veterans, and/or their families
Clinical research paper topic on service members, veterans, and/or their families
Tuition stipend of $1000.
The AEMP Scholars program accepts a limited number of students each year. However, all enrolled MSW students have the opportunity to further concentrate their studies in the area of Military Social Work through their choice of electives, fieldwork placements, and clinical research paper.
Military Social Work Electives
GRSW 534: Practice with Military Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families