Ashford University

Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services - Nonprofit Management


8620 Spectrum Center Blvd.

San Diego, CA 92123

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services - Nonprofit Management

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.

Nonprofit Management Specialization

Navigate the complex structures of nonprofits with your Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Human Services, Nonprofit Management specialization from Ashford University. Courses focus on the application of best practices in the management of nonprofit organizations. Your program includes the study of the methods and principles of human services research. You will evaluate the impact of social and cultural diversity and anticipate strategic initiatives and change in nonprofit organizations. You’ll design and analyze research to improve performance. You’ll also evaluate policies that are fundamental to the ethical practice of human services within the nonprofit environment. Help the organizations that help 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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