Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology / Trauma & Disaster Relief
Northcentral University

Program Details

As global warming continues to affect weather patterns, natural disasters, such as hurricanes and wildfires, are on the rise.  Gun violence persists in schools and terrorism remains a threat, internationally.  With this online Psychology PhD in Trauma & Disaster Relief, you can be a mental health professional on the front lines, helping others overcome the fallout of storm devastation, mass-shootings and other traumatic events.  At NCU, not only will you gain the expertise to aid victims, witnesses and first-responders, but you will also acquire leadership, research and high level critical thinking skills.  These, in turn, will enable you to evaluate and implement programs for those impacted by traumatic events.  Northcentral possesses a 1:1 learning platform, whereby your instructors are likely to become your mentors.  This doctoral program involves classes such as:

  • Psychology of Traumatic Stress
  • Disaster, Terrorism & Mass Violence:  Impacts on Mental Health
  • Trauma-informed Assessment, Risk and Diagnosis
  • Gender and Cultural Considerations in Disaster Trauma and Response

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Northcentral University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). For program disclosures, visit

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV

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