Walden University

School of Health and Human Services

PhD in Human & Social Services - Advanced Research (MS Entry)


100 Washington Avenue South Ste. 900

Minneapolis, MN 55401

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD in Human & Social Services - Advanced Research (MS Entry)

Format: Online

Program Description:

Make a positive impact in your community and your organization as you explore strategies to help those struggling with issues such as illness, addiction, violence, and poverty. Through virtual simulations, animated case studies, and an interprofessional approach, Walden’s PhD in Human and Social Services program can broaden your understanding of the human services field within a global context.

The program offers a range of specializations that are designed to meet your needs and interests. Learn how effective policy and practice can improve quality of life for underserved populations. Through original research, you can explore the theories, concepts, and strategies that are influential in the field today.

Specializations (in addition to the General Program)

  • Advanced Research
  • Community and Social Services
  • Community Intervention and Leadership
  • Conflict Management and Negotiation
  • Criminal Justice
  • Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention
  • Family Studies and Intervention
  • Gerontology
  • Global Social Services
  • Higher Education
  • Human Services Nonprofit Administration
  • Mental Health Facilitation
  • Military Families and Culture
  • Social Policy Analysis and Planning


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

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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