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Social and Behavioral Health with Military Members, Veterans, and Military Families, Certificate

College of Social Work

Gain the unique knowledge and skills to work with military and veteran members and their families through this flexible graduate certificate program directed by a military veteran.

Ready to expand your career and serve those who have served our county? Our program offers flexible courses via online and classroom experiences in a military-friendly state at a university aligned with the Veterans Administration. Get the best possible outcomes learning directly from those who specialize in military and veteran populations.

Program Highlights

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    Study in the only program centered on military members, veterans and military families in South Carolina.

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    Flexible Classes

    Take online coursework designed to allow professionals to obtain the degree along with traditional students.

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    Real Experiences

    Have a direct opportunity for field practicum interactions with military and veterans in a military-friendly state.

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    Certification Preparation

    Earn continuing education requirements in South Carolina and licensure or certification opportunities in other states.

What You’ll Study

Study military culture, service and the issues surrounding military members, veterans and their families. Understand the signature injuries associated with different military conflicts and those associated with military life. Focus on proven intervention and rehabilitation strategies to provide effective social and behavioral health services.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Interpersonal Skills

    Communicating and interacting effectively in a variety of social and professional situations

    Problem Solving

    Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies


    Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective

  • Empathy

    Understanding and sharing the feelings of others, and demonstrating compassion and support

    Interprofessional Collaboration

    Working with professionals from different disciplines to provide coordinated care or services

    Critical Thinking

    Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Counselor
  • Therapist
  • Addiction Counselor
  • Addiction Therapist

Workplace Settings

  • Health Care
  • Government
  • Private Practice

Advanced Degrees

Advance your career or options with post-graduate education.

Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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