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Explore Our PhD Program in Social Work and DSW Program

Do you hope to make an even greater impact in the social work field? Whether you want to drive change as a leader, teacher, researcher, or entrepreneur, Walden’s doctoral programs in social work provide a personalized path to your goals. Choose our online social work PhD program or Doctor of Social Work (DSW) program and get ready to reach a new level of credibility and influence.

As a student in our professional doctorate in social work program or our online social work PhD program, you’ll start building vital skills on the very first day. Master the tools and resources you need to thrive in your coursework and kick off your capstone or dissertation with confidence.

Social Work Doctoral Programs

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PhD in Human Services

Our online PhD in Human Services program prepares you to solve complex social problems by becoming a dedicated researcher or educator in the field.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

Impact Leadership in Social Work Administration

    Specialization

Unlock your potential as a leader with Walden's Doctor of Social Work Impact Leadership in Social Work Administration specialization.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

Advanced Clinical Practice and Supervision

    Specialization

The Doctor of Social Work Advanced Clinical Practice and Supervision specialization can prepare you for supervisory roles in clinical social work settings.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

Social Work Education

    Specialization

Prepare to pursue teaching roles in higher education and other settings with Walden’s DSW Social Work Education specialization.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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PhD in Social Work

Advanced Clinical Practice and Supervision

    Specialization

The PhD in Social Work Advanced Clinical Practice and Supervision specialization academically prepares you to supervise Master of Social Work (MSW) students.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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PhD in Social Work

Impact Leadership in Social Work Administration

    Specialization

Develop key leadership and problem-solving skills with Walden's PhD in Social Work Impact Leadership in Social Work Administration specialization.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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PhD in Social Work

Social Work Education

    Specialization

The Social Work Education specialization in our PhD in Social Work program academically prepares you to teach social work students and practitioners in many settings.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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PhD in Human Services

PhD in Human Services - Advanced Research

    Specialization

Explore advanced qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method research methodologies. You will develop the skills to collect and analyze complex data and to apply this knowledge to the field of human services and the study of diverse populations.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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PhD in Human Services

PhD in Human Services - Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention

    Specialization

Examine the theory and strategies to respond to the initial needs of a community in an emergency situation and how to assist victims and caregivers after the initial crisis has passed.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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PhD in Human Services

PhD in Human Services - Criminal Justice

    Specialization

Explore traditional and contemporary intervention and rehabilitation approaches for both offenders and victims.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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PhD in Human Services

PhD in Human Services - Higher Education

    Specialization

Gain a broad understanding of the current educational environment and explore theories and best practices in adult learning.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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PhD in Human Services

PhD in Human Services - Military Families and Culture

    Specialization

Explore topics such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and vicarious trauma and learn about the emotional impact of parent-child separation, frequent family relocations, extensive deployments, and other issues experienced by military families.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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PhD in Human Services

PhD in Human Services - Mental Health

    Specialization

Develop the skills to help individuals navigate community mental health services. The program explores the role of mental health in health behavioral changes, and you will gain a solid understanding of the assessment and referral system for mental health intervention and support.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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PhD in Human Services

PhD in Human Services - Studies in Aging

    Specialization

Explore the impact of societal expectations on the elderly and demographic trends, including global cross-cultural issues in aging.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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