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MS in Forensic Psychology - Terrorism

The online Master of Science in Forensic Psychology with a specialization in Terrorism program at Walden University is designed to teach students about the facets of terrorism and strategies for prevention and coping. Learn more about Walden's MS program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Forensic Psychology with a specialization in Terrorism

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Program Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Walden University requires applicants to the Master of Science in Forensic Psychology with a specialization in Terrorism program to hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. Students must also have a 2.5 GPA in bachelor's level courses or a 3.0 master's coursework and be proficient in communication and multi tasking. A familiarity with forensic populations would also be helpful. All applicants to Walden University must have a high school diploma; some programs may have additional admission requirements.

Program Description:

Students wanting to learn about homeland security and how to combat terroristic threats may be interested in the Master of Science in Forensic Psychology with a specialization Terrorism program at Walden University. Learners could examine terrorism organizations, trends in the psychology of terrorism, and the different types of terrorism. This program aims to teach students the contributing factors to terroristic behaviors and how they affect communities, individuals, and families. Students have the chance to gain skills in intervention and prevention of these acts, as well as learn about the agencies and laws in place to counteract such behaviors. Core courses may cover topics like how to keep the public informed, resources used to respond to emergencies, public health concerns, and risk assessment. Analytical skills can be refined through assessing public policy and learning how to initiate a terrorism preparedness plan.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

48 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Walden University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for Master of Science in Forensic Psychology with a specialization in Terrorism:

The Master of Science in Forensic Psychology with a specialization in Terrorism program at Walden University asks students to complete one foundation course and six core courses that outline the principles of forensic psychology and the behaviors associated with crime. There are three specialization courses which expand upon criminal law and theories to include the psychology behind terrorism. This program does not lead to licensure; Degree and program information are subject to change. Contact Walden University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Foundation Course (3 credits)

  • Foundations of Graduate Studies in Psychology

Core Courses (25 credits)

  • Intersection of Crime, Psychology, and the Law
  • Abnormal Behavior
  • Criminal Behavior
  • Understanding Forensic Psychology Research
  • Understanding Violence, Risk, and Threat Assessment

Specialization Courses (15 credits)

  • Psychology of Terrorism
  • Students will choose one of the following courses:
    • Terrorism: A Systematic Approach for Emergency Preparedness
    • Current Issues in Homeland Security
  • Culture and Psychology

Capstone Course (5 credits)

  • Students will choose one of the following:
    • MS in Psychology Capstone
    • Field Experience

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates with an MS in Forensic Psychology - Terrorism degree may want to explore more the deeply policies and protective measures that protect against threats of terrorism and crisis. Those who complete this program could choose to continue their academia in psychology by focusing on social influences, forensic groups, or education and leadership. Graduates could be interested in the following doctoral programs:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Homeland Security Policy and Coordination
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology with a specialization in Social Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Forensic Psychology with a specialization in Crisis Leadership Management

Career Paths:

Graduates with a Master of Science in Forensic Psychology with a specialization in Terrorism from Walden University could be able to apply analytical and psychology skills to different forensic situations including local, national and global. Students could work with police, government agencies, or counter-terrorism groups. Graduates may be interested in the following career paths:

  • Jury consultant
  • Victim advocate
  • Terrorism research specialist

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