When members of our armed forces experience physiological or psychological injury in the line of duty, those injuries can reverberate through military communities and civilian lives. If you’re passionate about improving mental health and wellness services for veterans and service members, Adler University can help.
Our online Master of Arts in Psychology: Specialization in Military Psychology can equip you to improve the lives of military families. Drawing on Adlerian principles of psychology and evidence-based theory and many years of working with military populations, this degree prepares you to support military members and their families in their time of need.
Focused on applied, rather than clinical psychology, this two-year degree prepares experienced mental health practitioners, nurses, social services administrators, and other concerned professionals to work effectively with military populations.
How Our Online Military Psychology Degree Works
The Master of Arts in Psychology: Specialization in Military Psychology is delivered completely online. It includes thirteen eight-week courses and can be completed in two years.
In this online program, you’ll encounter the same small-class community and rigorous academic environment you would find on Adler University’s campuses in Chicago and Vancouver. In addition, virtually all your instructors will have military experience. Their inside knowledge of military culture will provide additional context and insight—insight you can put to work in your role as a practitioner and advocate.
The program culminates in a capstone paper. You will conduct research into a specific military psychology issue that interests you, providing a summary of current scholarship and recommendations for practical solutions.
What You Can Do
As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to support military personnel through an understanding of:
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Combat-related stress
- Suicide prevention
- Psychology of military recruitment
- Mission analysis
- Re-integration into civilian life
- Officer training in psychological principles
Our social justice focus will also equip you to act as an advocate for improved support and treatment systems for military personnel and their family members.
The Adler School is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.