Military Families And Culture Specialization - M.S. in Addiction Counseling

Military Families and Culture

The strain of combat, debilitating injuries, or long and painful separations from the people they love can be among the contributing factors for addiction in active and former military personnel. In this specialization, you’ll explore the nuances of military culture along with the unique stressors inherent to military life. You’ll examine current approaches for working with military personnel, veterans, and their spouses and children and can gain the skills and insights needed to support these individuals through a number of challenges.

Completion Requirements

  • 100 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • Core courses (80 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (10 cr.)
    • Field experience (9 cr.: Practicum, 100 hours; Internship, 600 hours)
  • Professional development plan, Licensure plan
  • 12 days of residency (two 6-day residencies)

This program can be completed in as little as 33 months, 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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