"Military social work involves direct practice, policy and administrative activities, and advocacy...to service members, veterans, their families, and their communities." 1
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.
AEMP Scholars brings together MSW students, faculty, and community members in a two-year program that includes:
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
1 Council on Social Work Education. (2010). Advanced social work practice in military social work.
Retrieved from http://www.cswe.org/File.aspx?id=42466
2Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense. (2012, November). 2011 demographics:
Profile of the military community. Retrieved from
3United States Census Bureau. (2011). American fact finder: Veteran status 2011 American Community
Survey 1-year estimates (S2101). Retrieved from