Ashford University

Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services - Mental Health Administration


8620 Spectrum Center Blvd.

San Diego, CA 92123

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services - Mental Health Administration

Format: Online

Program Description:

Solve problems with your Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Human Services from Ashford University

This advanced curriculum gives you the skills to provide for underserved populations, including those struggling with addiction, illness, or poverty. Investigate matters of social justice in human services organizations. Advocate on behalf of policies and practices that are proven to work. Design and implement strategies to build capacity and develop talent within a service organization.  

Complete advanced courses online. Your curriculum features a strong research component that culminates with the researching, writing, and defense of your dissertation. Choose a specialization: Mental Health Administration, Nonprofit Management, or Standard Program.

Mental Health Administration Specialization

Speak on behalf of modern health delivery systems in an ever-changing industry with the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Human Services, Mental Health Administration specialization from Ashford University. In this doctoral program, you will learn how to be a more innovative and strategic leader who can ethically move complex organizations and mental health services toward more proactive wellness models of service delivery. Your courses cover high-level topics like mental health care policy, the administration of grants and contracts, group leadership, and mental health programs for special populations. Develop the skills and expertise to improve the quality of life for others.


Ashford University is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001

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Classification: Baccalaureate College—Liberal Arts

Locale: Fringe Town

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