Special Ops: Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF)

This program employs a culturally responsive and strengths-based framework to build relationships and effectively engage and empower SMVF to find effective solutions to the specific issues they face.

Special Ops: Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families (SMVF) Certificate

Program Tracks Available


Admission Deadline

Summer: May 1

Degrees Offered

C.G.S., C.A.G.S.


School of Graduate Studies


Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies

Program Contact

Susan M. Cahill

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
Schedule a Conversation
508-767-7365 Admissions House - Room 205

Nicholas Cioe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Rehab Counseling, Director of Rehabilitation Counseling, Coordinator of SMVF Program, Director of Transition Specialist
508-767-7063 Kennedy Building - Room 107c

John Landers

Academic Affairs Support Team
508-767-7430 Kennedy Hall - Room 107
Oct 24 Sat

Assumption Gameday: The Past, Present, and Future of Greyhound Football

In honor of what is traditionally homecoming weekend, Assumption Athletics and Alumni Relations has partnered to bring you Assumption Gameday: The Past, Present, and Future of Greyhound Football. The documentary film features interviews from current and former players and coaches including Scott Sim ... Read more

Oct. 24, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Oct 27 Tue

Applied Behavior Analysis Virtual Information Session

We invite you to learn more about our Applied Behavior Analysis program by participating in our virtual information session on Tuesday, October 27th at 5:00pm EST! You will have the opportunity to chat with the program director and admissions personnel throughout the webinar.

Oct. 27, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Oct 28 Wed

Why is the Electoral College Important?

Wondering why the electoral college exists? Want to learn more about it? Join Provost & Academic Vice President Greg Weiner, Ph.D. for a deep dive into the history & importance of the electoral college with Facilitator Mark Horan, J.D. '81.

Oct. 28, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

SMVF Program


Graduate Visit Opportunities

We invite you to learn more about our graduate programs - either through a visit to campus, or by scheduling a phone conversation with an admissions team member or one of our program directors. Contact us today to learn more!

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Admissions Requirements


  • B.A. or B.S. for admission in the Special Ops: SMVF Program Certificate of Graduate Study (C.G.S.)
  • M.A. or M.S. for admission in the Special Ops: SMVF Program Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (C.A.G.S.)

Application Requirements:

  • Completed Application Dated & Signed
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Personal Statement
  • Current Resume
  • TOEFL or IELTS for applicants whose native language is not English

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Honoring Those Who Served, Not Just on Veterans Day

In recognition of the selfless sacrifices made by many – including alumni – Assumption University remembered and recognized Veterans through its second annual Veterans Day Observance Ceremony as well as marked its commitment to its student veterans with the formal announcement of a number of new programs for student-veterans including the ribbon cutting of a new Veterans’ Lounge, a new academic program and services to help student-veterans.

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Veterans at Assumption

Assumption University recognizes that servicemen and women have demonstrated great courage and made tremendous sacrifices in service to our nation and its people. The University has introduced a number of programs and services to assist veterans during the application process and while veterans are attending Assumption. Some of these services include an application fee waiver and a lounge designated only for our veteran students. Assumption University is committed to attaining and maintaining recognition as a Military Friendly institution.  We strive to eliminate barriers to success for our Service Members, Veterans, and their qualified dependents.

Welcoming Veterans

Operation Immersion

Kentucky's Operation Immersion

This innovative four-day training event will be held May 7-10, 2019, at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky. Operation Immersion is designed to expand the knowledge base and skills of professionals and providers who support Kentucky’s Service Members, Veterans and their Families (SMVF).

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