Master of Science in Human Services / Family Studies & Interventions
Walden University

Program Details

The Master of Science in Human Services is an online human services degree from Walden University with a concentration in Family Studies & Interventions.  This online marriage and family therapy program examines the special needs of underrepresented or marginalized populations including low income, single parent, gay and lesbian families, bisexual, and transgender, as well as how human services professionals can help with these needs.  Courses explore a broad spectrum of theoretical and clinical approaches to intervention, helping students recognize special treatment considerations within diverse client delivery systems and develop multimodal therapeutic approaches.  You will be prepared for careers that include:

  • Community worker in family agency
  • Special needs assessment
  • Food and housing worker

All students in the Human and Social Services program at Walden will complete courses in the broader human services field.  The curriculum includes courses that improve your effectiveness and professional skills within a global context.  Students develop holistic, interprofessional perspectives that better equip them to help individuals, families, and organizations navigate social services.

The program is not designed to lead to professional licensure.

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Walden University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s)

Restricted States

Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota