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M.S. in Psychology - Crisis Management and Response

Offered By: Walden University

As one of the first online, graduate-level crisis management and response programs, this M.S. in Psychology degree will provide you with the opportunity to study psychological theories and learn conflict management and negotiation skills as you prepare to work with trauma and disaster victims. Acquire the knowledge and multicultural skills required to work in the critical and fast-growing career areas of security, emergency management, and public safety. Based on the number of job openings in crisis management and emergency planning, demand for professionals trained in this relatively new discipline is expected to be high.

Objectives for this program include:

  • Understanding and applying psychological concepts and principles to contemporary and global issues
  • Applying ethics and multicultural understanding and competence to public safety efforts including emergency preparedness, disaster relief, and treatment of trauma
  • Applying principles of statistics and research design to the conceptualization, analysis, and evaluation of psychological research
  • Applying theories of counseling and psychotherapy to scenarios requiring mental health responses
  • Understanding and applying psychological concepts, interventions, and approaches to public safety, emergency preparedness, disaster relief, and treatment of trauma

Walden's M.S. in Psychology degrees prepare you to successfully pursue exciting new opportunities in a variety of areas including community agencies, healthcare settings, and educational or social services systems. While offering a large range of specializations, each individual program provides a solid education in the development and application of psychological theories and basic scientific methods. These skills will allow you to develop current skills, seek job advancement or being doctoral-level studies.