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
- Additional materials may be requested
School Accreditation Statement
The Higher Learning Commission