Military Families and Culture Specialization - Ph.D. in Human Services

Military Families and Culture

Members of the armed forces face a variety of challenges, both during their service and after they have fulfilled their duties. In this specialization, you’ll explore the topics of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and vicarious trauma and learn about the emotional impact of parent-child separation, frequent family relocations, extensive deployments, and other issues experienced by military families. You can gain the knowledge and insights needed to address the unique needs of military personnel, veterans, and their loved ones as they deal with the challenges inherent in military life.

Completion Requirements

  • 112 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • Core courses (60 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (15 cr.)
    • Foundation Research Sequence (12 cr.)
    • Advanced Research Course (4 cr.)
    • Dissertation (20 cr.)
  • Professional Development Plan
  • Four Ph.D. residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days

The Advanced Customized option gives you a unique way to meet the coursework requirements in this specialization. Gain a deeper level of knowledge in your specific area of interest and benefit from an independent, self-directed learning experience under the guidance of a mentor. Learn more.

Accelerated Path to Your Ph.D.
If you hold a master’s degree in human services, counseling, social work, or psychology, you have an opportunity to shorten your path to the Ph.D. in Human Services and earn your degree faster. Call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336 to learn more.

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at
1-866-492-5336.

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