Walden University

PhD in Forensic Psychology - Crisis Response


100 Washington Avenue South Ste. 900

Minneapolis, MN 55401

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD in Forensic Psychology - Crisis Response

Format: Online

Program Description:

This specialization gives you an overview of forensic psychology, which includes the basic tenets, practices, and procedures within the field. You will learn how forensic psychologists interact with the court system and explore topics such as criminal profiling, expert testimony, jury selection, eyewitness testimony, and consultation with attorneys. You will also examine violence, risk, and threat assessment. The program helps you develop an understanding of the subspecialties of forensic psychology, roles and responsibilities, and related legal, ethical, and diversity issues.

Minimum Degree Requirements

  • Doctoral Writing Assessment (0 cr.)
  • Foundation course (5 cr.)
  • Core courses (45 cr.)
  • Research courses (20 cr.)
  • Specialization courses (15 cr.)
  • Clinical practicum (6 cr.)
  • Internship (12 cr.)
  • Academic Year in Residence (40 cr.)
  • Completion of Doctoral Dissertation
  • Dissertation Writing courses (5 cr. per term for a minimum of four terms; taken continuously until completion)
  • Four 4-day PhD residencies

Walden students have up to 8 years to complete their doctoral program unless they petition for an extension.

In general, students are continuously registered in the dissertation/doctoral study course until they complete their capstone project and it is approved. This usually takes longer than the minimum required terms in the dissertation/doctoral study course shell.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

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