Master of Science in Human & Social Services / Community & Social Services
Walden University

Program Details

Walden University offers a Master of Science in Human & Social Services degree. The online degree focuses on building your effectiveness and professional skills in your chosen area of practice within a global context. As a student of the program, you will develop a holistic, interprofessional perspective that better equips you to help individuals, families, and organizations navigate social services in your community.

The Community & Social Services 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. Courses also explore the theoretical, ethical, social, political and cultural factors that influence social services programs. You will learn how to identify the needs of individuals and families and to help these clients navigate services in their communities.

Note on Licensure: 
The program is not designed to lead to professional licensure.


  • A bachelor's degree or higher
  • Completed online application and transcripts
  • Materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission