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Master’s Programs

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MS in Forensic Psychology

Cybercrimes

    Specialization

Explore how technology is used in the commission of various crimes that include child sexual exploitation, child pornography, cyberstalking, cyberbullying, and human trafficking.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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MS in Forensic Psychology

General Program

    Specialization

Gain a broad understanding of the forensic psychology field and how its principles are applied in a range of settings from correctional institutions to court systems to community-based programs.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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MS in Forensic Psychology

Police Psychology

    Specialization

Discover how you can work with police departments or other law enforcement agencies by assisting in officer selection and training, stress management, critical incident stress debriefing, and hostage negotiation.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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MS in Forensic Psychology

Self-Designed

    Specialization

This self-designed specialization allows you to create a unique learning program to deepen your understanding of forensic psychology as well as focus on criminal justice practice and theory.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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MS in Forensic Psychology

Terrorism

    Specialization

Homeland security is a fast-growing field with career options emerging at the local, national, and global levels. Apply both psychological and public policy principles to understand the impact of terrorism and the countermeasures required to combat terrorist threats.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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MS in Forensic Psychology

Legal Issues in Forensic Psychology

    Specialization

In today’s complex legal system, forensic psychology professionals are called upon to provide their expertise on the intersection of psychology and the law.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
Learn more about Legal Issues in Forensic Psychology
MS in Forensic Psychology

Victimology

    Specialization

While much of forensic psychology is focused on offender behavior, this specialization allows you to focus on how crime impacts the victim. Learn about the relationships between victims and their perpetrators—for example, why do serial murderers target certain victim profiles?

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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MS in Forensic Psychology

Criminal Justice Self-Designed

    Specialization

In 2010, nearly 5 million adults were on parole or probation in their communities and under the supervision of local adult correctional systems.* In this specialization, you will learn more about prevention, intervention, and consultation programs for criminal offenders in their communities.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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MS in Forensic Psychology

Family Violence

    Specialization

It’s not unusual to come across news reports of unimaginable acts of family violence. Examine criminal behavior that includes intimate partner violence, child abuse, maternal and paternal filicide, and elderly abuse.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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MS in Forensic Psychology

Military

    Specialization

The courses in this specialization help you develop an understanding of military culture and the short- and long-term effects of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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MS in Forensic Psychology

Sex Offender Behavior

    Specialization

Today’s media has recently highlighted individuals in prestigious positions who are involved in sexual offending behavior. Gain insight into the unique dynamics of sex offenders as you explore paraphilic behaviors, including pedophilia and hebephilia.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Self-Designed

    Specialization

The Self-Designed specialization offers the freedom and flexibility to tailor your program to complement your professional objectives. Select up to nine elective credits and focus your learning on a specific area that interests you.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 3/7/2022
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MS in Human Services

MS in Human Services - Mental Health Facilitation

    Specialization

In the Mental Health specialization, you will develop the skills to help individuals navigate community mental health services. The program explores the role of mental health in health behavioral changes and provides a solid understanding of the assessment and referral system for mental health intervention and support.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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MS in Human Services

MS in Human Services - Community and Social Services

    Specialization

This specialization prepares you to work in community social work in non-licensure roles. You will study the prevention, intervention, and promotion of well-being in a variety of settings, including schools, communities, and organizations.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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MS in Human Services

MS in Human Services - Family Studies and Intervention

    Specialization

In diverse populations, human services professionals must be in tune with the special needs of underrepresented or marginalized groups such as low-income, single-parent, gay and lesbian families, bisexual, and transgender.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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MS in Human Services

MS in Human Services - Human Services Nonprofit Administration

    Specialization

Do you aspire to take on a leadership role in the human services field? This specialization focuses on topics such as public management and leadership, program development and implementation, and staff development and training—the core competencies you will need to effectively lead a human services agency or organization.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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MS in Human Services

MS in Human Services - Military Families and Culture

    Specialization

From combat-related injuries to addiction, members of the armed forces may face a multitude of challenges both on the front lines and when they return home. In this specialization, you’ll deepen your understanding of military culture; explore topics such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and vicarious trauma; and examine how frequent relocations, parent-child separation, and extensive deployments impact military families.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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MS in Human Services

MS in Human Services - Criminal Justice

    Specialization

From homelessness to substance abuse to poverty, there are a variety of factors that contribute to criminal behavior in modern society. In the Criminal Justice specialization, you will explore both traditional and contemporary intervention and rehabilitation approaches for offenders as well as their victims.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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MS in Human Services

MS in Human Services - Studies in Aging

    Specialization

Aging populations with special needs are creating a greater demand for professionals who can facilitate the integration of services for the older adult, including health and home care, financial and lifestyle, and issues of daily living. The Gerontology specialization prepares you to meet this growing need. In this program, you will explore the impact of societal expectations on the elderly and demographic trends, including global cross-cultural issues in aging.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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MS in Human Services

MS in Human Services - General Program

    Specialization

Walden’s MS in Human Services General Program explores the full spectrum of human services competencies and strategies. As a student, you will gain insight into the history of the profession, learn best practices for human services delivery systems, and practice effective program planning and evaluation methods.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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MS in Human Services

MS in Human Services - Diaster Crisis and Interventions

    Specialization

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.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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