Disaster Crisis and Intervention

Whether it’s an act of nature or an act of terror, effective crisis management leaders are needed to curtail the effects of the disaster and implement relief efforts. This 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.

Demand for professionals trained in this relatively new discipline is anticipated to be high, as evidenced by the number of job openings in crisis management and emergency planning.

Note on Licensure: The MS in Human Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure, including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist.

Completion Requirements

  • 53 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (3 cr.)
    • Core courses (25 cr.)
    • Elective/specialization courses (20 cr.)
    • Capstone (5 cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment specialist at 855-646-5286.

Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HUMN 6000 Course Foundation of Graduate Study in Human Services Credits (3 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 6160 Course The Advanced Human Services Professional Practitioner in a Changing World Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 6161 Course Assessment and Motivational Interviewing Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 6162 Course Cultural Humility and Diversity Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 6480 Course Applied Research and Evaluation Methods Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 6336 Course Crisis, Trauma, and Disaster Response Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 6145 Course Crisis Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 6741 Course Psychology of Terrorism Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 6207 Course Grant Writing Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 6XXX Course - Elective - Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 6660 Course Social Change, Leadership, and Advocacy for Human Services Professionals Credits (5 cr.)
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