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

Program Details

Walden University offers an online human services degree, the Master of Science in Human Services, with a concentration in Disaster, Crisis & Intervention.  This program focuses on theories and strategies to meet the needs of individuals, families, and communities in crisis.  Courses examine common reactions following a disaster and the psychological and behavioral disorders individuals can develop as a result.  Students gain an understanding of how different counseling practices are used to help individuals overcome disorders and learn how to analyze a crisis, both at a local and a regional level.  You will be able to design a crisis plan to prepare for future emergencies.

Students completing this online master’s in human services degree will also study the broader field of human and social services.  The coursework focuses on building effectiveness and professional skills in your area of practice within a global context.  Students develop a holistic, interprofessional perspective, better equipping them to help individuals, families, and organizations navigate social services in the community. 

The program is not designed to lead to professional licensure.

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Walden University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

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

Restricted States

Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota