Education Programs

Clinical Psychology Internship Program (CPIP)

​Attend an APA-accredited Army pre-doctoral internship program located at one of five Army hospitals. Receive excellent training and clinical experience while working at a military medical facility. Our internships develop clinical psychologists capable of providing autonomous psychological services in a variety of applied military settings while they develop their professional identity as a psychologist.

Audiology Externship Program

​During this one-year clinical externship, you'll train at Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg, N.C. This program is open to students who have completed all academic coursework for a clinical doctorate in audiology.

Interservice Physician Assistant (PA) Program

Receive a master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies during this two-year program that combines didactic and clinical training.

US Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing (USAGPAN)

Successful completion of this 36 month program now culminates in a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing and qualification to take the Certification Exam for Nurse Anesthetists. The initial didactic portion of the training is conducted at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.

The USAGPAN provides student instruction in a manner that encourages independent thought and critical decision-making. Army nurse anesthetists are often sole anesthesia providers and have to rely on their skills and training in stressful environments. The USAGPAN is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).

The U.S. Military-Baylor Graduate Program in Nutrition (GPN)

This program is two-phased, consisting of two separate and distinct components: the U.S. Military-Baylor University Masters Program in Nutrition and the U.S. Army Dietetic Internship. The first phase, the masters didactic coursework (45 credit hours), is approximately nine-months in duration and is completed at the Medical Center of Excellence (MEDCoE) within the Graduate School on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston (JBSA-Fort Sam Houston), which is located in San Antonio, Texas. The second phase, the dietetic internship and research component, is approximately one-year in length, includes 1,353 hours of supervised practice.

The Army Master of Social Work (MSW) Program 

The Army Master of Social Work (MSW) Program is a 14-month course through the University of Kentucky consisting of 60 semester hours, followed by a 26-month Social Work Internship Program. This program is open to civilians, officers and enlisted personnel requesting to become Active Duty Medical Service Corps Army officers so that they may pursue the MSW via the Army MSW Program. Applicants must have a liberal arts undergraduate degree from an accredited university, preferably in the social sciences (sociology, psychology, social work, political science, criminal justice or similar areas of focus). To enter into the MSW program students must have completed undergraduate coursework that includes 18 semester hours of social and/or behavioral sciences. Applicants incur a 42-month Active Duty Obligation. This is a one-time-a-year board meeting in January of each year.

The Army Social Work Internship Program (SWIP) 

This program is open to civilians, officers, and enlisted personnel requesting to become Active Duty Medical Service Corps Army officers. The SWIP is conducted at multiple Army Medical Treatment Facilities for a 26-month period. The SWIP is an educational bridge between the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at the AMEDD Center and School and independent social work practice. It is a formal training program designed to give social work interns structured supervision as they transition from their role as social work students to independent providers. The SWIP exposes unlicensed active duty social workers to key areas of practice within the social work career field, and allows for the advanced application of theory to practice in a supervised setting. Applicants incur a 30-month ADO upon completion of the program and licensure.

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The Army has many specialized educational programs that will help you advance in your current field or transition to greater responsibilities in another specialty, all provided at no cost to you. Below are some of the programs available to help you achieve more in your career than you may have thought possible.

Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy

This top-ranked physical therapy doctoral program recruits and selects highly-qualified individuals from the civilian sector, active duty or Army Reserve. After completing basic officer initial-entry training, you will engage in 30 months of entry-level physical therapy training to receive the Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree (DPT). Graduates leave the program well prepared to serve in two unique professions—as an active duty officer and as a military physical therapist.

Clinical Psychology Post Doctoral Supervision Program

The Army sponsors a 1-year clinical psychology residency program for students at one of five military medical treatment facilities. Applicants who are currently completing an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited civilian clinical or counseling psychology internship are eligible to compete for this 1 year of post-doctoral supervision requirement towards licensure. Officers enter the program in the rank of captain and incur a 36-month Active Duty Obligation upon completion of the residency and licensure; must be a US citizen.