Doctor of Social Work / Family Studies & Intervention
Walden University

Program Details

Walden University offers a Family Studies and Intervention concentration within its Doctor of Social Work program. Students will gain advanced clinical skills in working with children and families.

Courses explore specific resources and instruction for working with couples, children, and adolescents. Examining different prevention, intervention, and consultation strategies allows professionals to meet the specific needs of individual clients. A focus of this MFT online program is on providing culturally sensitive support to children and families from different backgrounds and life stages.  

Students in this specialization will study topics such as:

  • Theories and techniques in marriage, couple, and family counseling
  • Child and adolescent counseling
  • Social change in action – prevention, consultation, and advocacy


  • This program requires an on-campus residency.
  • Master's degree or higher
  • Must have at least two years of agency-related professional experience
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume
  • Additional materials may be requested

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission

Restricted States

New York, Rhode Island