M.S. in Military and Emergency Responder Psychology

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Online Master's Degree in Military and Emergency Responder Psychology

First responders, emergency response personnel, law enforcement, and military service members face unique emotional and mental healthcare needs. The trauma and stress they experience in their daily operations require personnel specially trained to address and support them.

Earn your online master’s in Military and Emergency Responder Psychology, the first fully specialized master’s program of its kind in the country, to help address this growing demand and assist military and emergency responder populations through their specific needs.

Employment in this area is expected to grow 22 percent from 2018-2028, specifically for substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to provide you with an advanced understanding of the values, mindset, and occupational hazards that military and first responder personnel face on a daily basis. You’ll learn both the theory and application around psychotherapy, service delivery, ethics, assessment, and counseling for these individuals, as well as applying these skills in a variety of settings, including mental health clinics, employee assistance programs, and substance abuse treatment programs.

The Master’s in Military and Emergency Responder Psychology coursework is aligned with CACREP standards and will help prepare students to sit for the National Counselor Exam (NCE).

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CSU Global is not just any online university. We’re regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our business programs are ACBSP-accredited. With a world-class faculty and programs designed to bring students career success, it’s no wonder that 95% of our alumni would refer a friend or family member to us.

Why You Should Earn Your Online Master’s Degree

Earning your online master’s degree through CSU Global provides you with more than just the diploma you need to get noticed. With an emphasis on real world concepts and career-relevant skills, you get training and experience along with your credit hours. Additionally, CSU Global strives to make your education as affordable as possible. With our Tuition Guarantee, your tuition rate won’t increase over time! Instead, you’ll enjoy the same low rate for the duration of your enrollment at CSU Global.

Military and Emergency Responder Psychology

CSU Global’s accredited online Master’s Degree in Military and Emergency Responder Psychology is designed to provide you with a practical knowledge of the field. The program consists of 60 credit hours which includes 4 internship courses and 1 practicum course. 

RES510 Fundamentals of Research and Writing
PSY510 History, Systems, and Philosophy of Military and Emergency Responder Psychology
PSY515 Ethics in Practice
PSY520 Lifespan Development and Generational Issues
PSY560 Substance Abuse
PSY535 Trauma and Crisis Intervention
PSY540 Individual Counseling Techniques and Theory
PSY525 Suicide Prevention and Intervention
PSY570 Counseling Practicum
PSY550 Performance and Health Psychology
PSY545 Group Interventions
PSY530 Couples and Family Counseling
PSY565 Grief and Loss
PSY551 Statistics
PSY555 Military and Emergency Responder Assessment (Pre-Employment, Fitness for Duty, and Return to Duty Evaluations)
PSY580 Counseling Internship 1
PSY581 Counseling Internship 2
PSY585 Counseling Clinical Internship 3
PSY586 Counseling Clinical Internship 4

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"The pride I have in achieving a Masters Degree from CSU Global provided me with the confidence to attain the career plan I had envisioned."
- Scott Ryder