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Be a voice for those in need with an online human services degree or online social work degree from Walden

Designed to address some of the most pressing issues facing society today, our programs can prepare you to work in a variety of roles delivering direct services to individuals, families, and communities or providing leadership to programs and agencies.

Social Work and Human Services Learning Options

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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MS in Human Services

MS in Human Services - Community and Social Services

    Specialization

This specialization prepares you to work in community social work in non-licensure roles. You will study the prevention, intervention, and promotion of well-being in a variety of settings, including schools, communities, and organizations.

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

MS in Human Services - Family Studies and Intervention

    Specialization

In diverse populations, human services professionals must be in tune with the special needs of underrepresented or marginalized groups such as low-income, single-parent, gay and lesbian families, bisexual, and transgender.

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

MS in Human Services - Mental Health Facilitation

    Specialization

In the Mental Health specialization, you will develop the skills to help individuals navigate community mental health services. The program explores the role of mental health in health behavioral changes and provides 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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MS in Human Services

MS in Human Services - Criminal Justice

    Specialization

From homelessness to substance abuse to poverty, there are a variety of factors that contribute to criminal behavior in modern society. In the Criminal Justice specialization, you will explore both traditional and contemporary intervention and rehabilitation approaches for offenders as well as their victims.

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

MS in Human Services - Military Families and Culture

    Specialization

From combat-related injuries to addiction, members of the armed forces may face a multitude of challenges both on the front lines and when they return home. In this specialization, you’ll deepen your understanding of military culture; explore topics such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and vicarious trauma; and examine how frequent relocations, parent-child separation, and extensive deployments impact military families.

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

MS in Human Services - Human Services Nonprofit Administration

    Specialization

Do you aspire to take on a leadership role in the human services field? This specialization focuses on topics such as public management and leadership, program development and implementation, and staff development and training—the core competencies you will need to effectively lead a human services agency or organization.

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

MS in Human Services - Studies in Aging

    Specialization

Aging populations with special needs are creating a greater demand for professionals who can facilitate the integration of services for the older adult, including health and home care, financial and lifestyle, and issues of daily living. The Gerontology specialization prepares you to meet this growing need. In this program, you will explore the impact of societal expectations on the elderly and demographic trends, including global cross-cultural issues in aging.

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

MS in Human Services - General Program

    Specialization

Walden’s MS in Human Services General Program explores the full spectrum of human services competencies and strategies. As a student, you will gain insight into the history of the profession, learn best practices for human services delivery systems, and practice effective program planning and evaluation methods.

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

MS in Human Services - Diaster Crisis and Interventions

    Specialization

Whether it’s an act of nature or an act of terror, effective crisis management leaders are needed to curtail the effects of the disaster and implement relief efforts. This specialization focuses on theories and strategies to meet the needs of individuals, families, and communities in crisis.

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  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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