Military Psychology Overview
Mental health professionals with specialized knowledge of military psychology are in high demand for working with the distinct needs and trauma experienced by military personnel, retirees, veterans, and their families. Alarming increases in psychological issues among these populations and the growing need for practitioners trained to treat them have been increasingly well documented and publicized in recent years.
Drawing on the Adler School’s longtime expertise in military psychology education, this one-of-a-kind online program prepares military and non-military practitioners with understanding of the theoretical evidence, scientific research, and skills required for successful employment in the modern field of military psychology. Our faculty includes practitioners with real-world experience in behavioral health, psychology, and the military. Their expertise offers students a deep understanding of military culture from biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives.
Students are prepared for positions in research, educational, and medical facilities; at military schools and bases; and in government including agencies such as the Pentagon and Service Headquarters Commands. Responsibilities can entail direct services for military personnel and their families during deployment and upon returning to civilian life.
Our emphasis on socially responsible practice means our students and faculty embrace a broad range of perspectives and theoretical approaches. They work to build and maintain bridges across social, economic, cultural, racial, and political systems. They empower others to identify and address shared problems, and foster the development of social equality, justice, and respect through compassionate action.
Offered exclusively online, coursework to complete this degree can be completed in less than 24 months. This enables students to advance their education while keeping up with other life and work commitments.
Integrating state-of-the-art technology, our rigorous online programs are engaging, interactive, and student-centered with a focus on accessibility. Our innovative coursework is developed and delivered by qualified subject matter experts who are trained in online instruction and supported by a dedicated team of instructional designers and multimedia experts.
Our online students receive training and mentorship from faculty and supporting staff to prepare for their online courses. They also benefit from an academic advisor who acts as their personal coach from the day they enroll.
At the Adler School, we take great pride in our diverse student body. Students represent a wide range of professional interests, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and academic and work histories. We admit individuals with a record of outstanding academic achievement and a commitment to social responsibility.
To be considered for admission, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or a comparable degree from an international institution.
- A grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for graduate and undergraduate coursework. Exceptions may be granted for applicants who demonstrate improved academic performance or academic ability in other ways.
- Relevant volunteer and professional experiences are also taken into consideration.
- Complete the following prerequisite courses with grades “C” or better: general or introductory psychology, and one course in criminology or criminal justice. Equivalent coursework in other social sciences may also be considered. Students may be admitted prior to completing these prerequisites, but all students must complete these courses by the end of their first semester of enrollment at the Adler School.
- Approved applicants will be invited to an interview as the final step in the application process.