With our PhD in Human and Social Services, you can prepare to help clients navigate social services in various settings around the world, including government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, foundations, and religious organizations.

In addition, U.S.-based and international charities are key employers of PhD in Human Services graduates. Since they tend to focus on vulnerable populations, charities need professionals with specialized administrative and case- management expertise.

With a PhD in Human Services degree, you can pursue a number of leadership roles within an organization, including:*

  • Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Coordinator
  • Director
  • Professor
  • Supervisor/manager/administrator

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of community and social service professionals and managers is projected to grow 21% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the national average for all occupations.

Take advantage of this growth opportunity. Now is the time to take the next step in your career and lead change in your community. Request more information about our PhD in Human Services by filling out the form.

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, “Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014–2015 Edition, Social and Community Service Managers,” on the Internet at www.bls.gov/ooh/management/social-and-community-service-managers.htm (viewed online February 27, 2015). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.


Brian Feely

Brian Feely

PhD in Human Services Student
The amount of support, resources, and assistance available to students is phenomenal.
Since completing my degree, I am proud of writing and publishing my first children’s book.
With the help of my PhD, I would like to continue my endeavors in the human services field as a leader who will not stop at the promotion of positive social change in my neighborhood and beyond.
Kahla D. LaPlante PhD in Health Services Student
Kahla LaPlante
Mildred Peyton PhD in Human Services Graduate
Mildred Peyton
Tomica Buford PhD in Human Services Student
Tomica Buford
Note: Time to completion and cost are not estimates of individual experience and will vary based on individual factors applicable to the student. Factors may be programmatic or academic, such as tuition and fee increases; transfer credits accepted by Walden; program or specialization changes; unsuccessful course completion; credit load per term; part-time vs. full-time enrollment; writing, research, and editing skills; use of external data for the doctoral study/dissertation; and individual progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations, caregiving responsibilities, or health issues; leaves of absence; or other personal circumstances.
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