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Liberty University’s Institute for Military Resilience (IMR) exists to supplement the training for military personnel with relevant, faith-based curriculum and resources. Courses available through the IMR have been created to educate service members, their spouses, pastors, and care givers about the mental, physical, social, and spiritual needs associated with the hidden wounds of war. Believing in the ability for military service members and families to recover and reintegrate in a healthy and positive way, Liberty desires to impact the hearts, souls, and minds of our service members through the help, hope, and healing of Jesus Christ.


IMR Undergraduate Training

Undergraduate training is offered through a Bachelor of Science in Psychology: Military Resilience program and a stand-alone accredited 18hr certificate program. Whether you have completed your bachelor’s degree and wish to complete a certificate to supplement your training or if you would like to complete your Bachelor’s degree with a focus on military resilience, we encourage you to learn more by reviewing the information below.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology: Military Resilience Cognate

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology: Military Resilience is a program designed to give a firm foundation in how to treat and address issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The undergraduate degree is a solid stand-alone degree and it can be a great stepping stone to get a master's degree in counseling or human services.

The degree completion plan for this program outlines the degree requirements necessary to complete the training.

IMR Undergraduate Certificate

The Undergraduate Certificate of Military Resilience only requires 18 credit hours. Whether you are pursuing a bachelor’s degree or simply want a certificate the IMR provides great supplemental information to help provide critical care and an advantage in the workplace to help assist service members or veterans.

The certificate completion plan for this program outlines the requirements necessary to complete the training.

What specific training in the area of Resilience can I expect to receive in the undergraduate degree or certificate programs?

The courses offered in the IMR program include, but are not limited to:


IMR Graduate Training

Graduate training is offered through a Master of Arts in Human Services: Military Resilience and a stand-alone accredited 18 hour certificate program. Whether you have completed your bachelor's degree and wish to complete a certificate to supplement your training or would like to complete your master's degree with a focus on military resilience, we encourage you to learn more by reviewing the information below.

Master of Arts in Human Services: Military Resilience specialization

The Master of Arts in Human Services: Military Resilience program provides graduate training for those who want to gain knowledge through the student of human behavior in order to better impact the culture and improve the well-being of those whom they lead and serve. The Military Resilience specialization provides specific training in the area of resilience and provides insight into the challenges today's service members face.

The degree completion plan for this program outlines the degree requirements necessary to complete the training.

IMR Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Military Resilience is an 18 hour certificate program designed to provide an insight into the needs of the hour for today's service members. The graduate certificate is a great curriculum to supplement those in the counseling or pastoral field and who already have obtained a degree and wish to pursue additional training in this area of study.

The certificate completion plan for this program outlines the requirements necessary to complete the training.

What specific training in the area of Resilience can I expect to receive in the graduate degree or certificate programs?

The courses offered in the IMR program include, but are not limited to:


"My goal is to become a counselor working with our men and women that suffer from PTSD. I would also like to focus on the families because we do not have the same amount of support that our loved ones do. My goal is to obtain my MA in Military Resilience. I am so glad that God led me to Liberty University. I chose Liberty because I was interested in the Christian perspective on Psychology and the focus they put on the Military but I never expected it to be so important to me and find a class like this. I never realized that other schools were not like Liberty, I thought all schools were as just as military friendly." - Emily Mather, U.S. Army Spouse

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