Doctor of Philosophy in Forensic Psychology / Crisis/Leadership Management
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


  • This program requires at least two on-campus residencies.
  • Master's degree or higher
  • 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