The School of Counseling and Human Services brings together students and a diverse global faculty in a collaborative learning community dedicated to addressing critical social problems. Using a scholar-practitioner model, our bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs prepare you to immediately apply established methods of scientific inquiry and evidence-based practice to promote the well-being of individuals, families, and groups.
In our school, you are mentored by scholars who have a breadth of personal and professional experience, providing you with the contextually and culturally relevant knowledge needed to excel in diverse settings. Focus on your interests through specializations and learn in the scholar-practitioner model, integrating research with your professional expertise. Benefit from opportunities for interdisciplinary study and research collaboration, and use established methods of scientific inquiry and evidence-based practice for the greater good.
All Walden counseling degree programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) through 2025. This specialized accreditation assures students, future employers, and other professionals in the counseling and counselor education fields that our programs have undergone a rigorous self-assessment against the recognized standards in the field. Accreditation is awarded based on an iterative peer review and CACREP board-review process.
The School of Counseling and Human Services envisions a future where students and faculty join together as scholar-practitioners to apply their acquired and generated knowledge in a way that promotes positive social change.
The School of Counseling and Human Services models 21st-century teaching approaches to prepare students as scholar-practitioners, advocates, and leaders who make a meaningful difference globally for individuals, families, organizations, and communities.
We affirm the dignity and inherent worth of all people. We strive for inclusive representation in our curriculum, communication, and climate to equip students to enact positive social change by flourishing in cultural surroundings in an increasingly inter-connected world.
The Tau Upsilon Alpha (TUA) National Organization for Human Services Honor Society recognizes Walden students in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences who demonstrate integrity, academic excellence, and dedication to empowering people through education and service. Walden’s chapter of TUA, Alpha Chi, was established in 2013 by organizer and student president Dr. Irena Glover. Today, Alpha Chi seeks to expand and support the professional growth and development of Walden human services students. Learn more.