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Department of Behavioral Sciences

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Our rigorous programs bring real-world experience to the classroom, building the knowledge you need to succeed.



Couple and Family Therapy

Master of Science


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Our Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Our Couple and Family Therapy graduate program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

News and Announcements

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Call for Proposals: What’s Going On: Breaking Bread, COVID-19, Anti-Racism and Critical Conversations on Social Justice

The newly formed editorial board of the “What’s Going On? CHESS Newsletter” invites you to submit proposed conversation starters.

Nicky Jackson receiving award

Purdue Northwest Associate Professor Nicky Ali Jackson awarded Sagamore of the Wabash

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Nicky Ali Jackson was honored Monday, Aug. 30 with the Sagamore of the Wabash, one of the highest civilian honors bestowed by the sitting Indiana governor in recognition of service to the state or the governor.

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Purdue University Northwest Earns Reaffirmation of Accreditation

PNW has received formal notification of reaffirmation of accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).