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M.S. in Psychology - Terrorism and Security

Offered By: Walden University

With homeland security as a fast-growing field, now is the time to pursue a Master of Psychology in Terrorism and Security. To understand the impact of terrorism and the countermeasures required to combat terrorist threats you will have to apply both psychological and public policy principles. Your courses will help you gain an understanding of the systemic approaches to the issues of public safety, emergency preparedness, and disaster/trauma management. Additionally, they will help you to apply the findings of behavioral, social, and cognitive research to positions throughout the field of homeland security. With this degree you will be able to pursue career opportunities emerging at the local, national, and global level.

Upon completion of this program, you should:

  • Apply psychological concepts and principles in understanding local, national, and international terrorism from a range of social, cultural, economic, and political perspectives
  • Apply psychological concepts in understanding the countermeasures of terrorism such as legislation and public policy, and how they fit with constitutional freedom
  • Apply principles of statistics and research design to the conceptualization, analysis, and evaluation of psychological research
  • Understand and apply 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.