Doctor of Social Work / Disaster, Crisis & Intervention
Walden University

Program Details

Help individuals facing coping challenges following a traumatic event with a Doctor of Social Work degree specializing in Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention. Graduates will be prepared to counsel victims in the aftermath of natural or man-made crises.

Courses examine best practices of how to help address immediate as well as long-term needs of trauma victims. Students will study crisis intervention theories and models to be able to work with diverse groups. Designing a proactive crisis plan enables students to gain experience preparing for future emergency situations.

Some of the topics of study within this major include:

  • Crisis management
  • Social change in action – prevention, consultation, and advocacy
  • Vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue


  • This program requires an on-campus residency.
  • Master's degree or higher
  • Must have at least two years of agency-related professional experience
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume
  • Additional materials may be requested

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission

Restricted States

New York, Rhode Island