Doctor of Philosophy in Forensic Psychology / Crisis/Leadership Management (BS Entry)
Walden University

Program Details

Be prepared to effectively manage crisis situations with a PhD in Forensic Psychology with a concentration in Crisis and Leadership Management. A main focus of this online Forensic Psychology degree program is on developing culturally appropriate programs and interventions for people affected by disasters.

Courses in this online emergency management degree explore what it means to be a leader, major theoretical leadership models, and factors related to leadership and change. Students will examine research and participate in practical exercises to learn about theories of trauma. Classes also cover actions and behaviors following a disaster; stress, coping, and adjustment difficulties; and psychological disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder.

Crisis and Leadership Management students can expect class topics including:

  • Disaster, crisis, and trauma
  • Psychology of organizations
  • Social psychology
  • Intersection of crime, psychology, and the law

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Walden University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • This program requires at least two on-campus residencies.

Restricted States

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