Working with Military Families  (Certificate)

This exciting certificate program pairs the courses and practical experience that prepare you to pursue a career working with military personnel and their families.

Program Description

Students in all majors will benefit from the knowledge gained by completing the requirements for this certificate. Understanding and appreciating the similarities and differences in civilian and military culture will help students become more inclusive coworkers, managers and community members with those in the military community and their families.

Important complexities surround the dynamics of military families. Military personnel, veterans and their families face unique issues and challenges such as navigating military culture and dealing with multiple deployments, war, combat, trauma and death. Students interested in careers focusing on these families have a need to understand normative family processes, stress and coping, and military culture and leadership.

Students enrolled in this program take a unique combination of academic coursework and military leadership training. Students who complete the certificate program are conversant with human development, marital and familial relationships, and family dynamics in the context of military culture.

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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No

Program Requirements

There are no additional admission requirements other than those required for admission to ASU.

A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.

Program Contact Information

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