Master of Science in Human & Social Services / Disaster, Crisis & Intervention
Walden University

Program Details

Walden University offers a Master of Science in Human & Social Services degree. The online degree focuses on building your effectiveness and professional skills in your chosen area of practice within a global context. As a student of the program, you will develop a holistic, interprofessional perspective that better equips you to help individuals, families, and organizations navigate social services in your community.

The Disaster, Crisis & Inervention specialization focuses on theories and strategies to meet the needs of individuals, families, and communities in crisis. You will explore common reactions that communities share following a disaster and the psychological and behavioral disorders individuals can develop as a result. Coursework will allow you to gain an understanding of how different counseling practices are used to help individuals overcome the disorders. You will examine how to analyze a crisis at both a local and regional level and apply your knowledge to design a crisis plan to prepare for future emergencies.

Note on Licensure: 
The program is not designed to lead to professional licensure.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Official transcripts
  • Additional materials may be requested

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not available to residents of New York and Rhode Island.