Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work / Criminal Justice
Walden University

Program Details

The online PhD in Social Work degree program from Walden University allows students to design, implement, and analyze their own research related to the social work profession. There are several specializations offered to suit students' personal interests and professional goals:

  • Addictions & Social Work
  • Clinical Expertise
  • Criminal Justice
  • Disaster, Crisis & Intervention
  • Family Studies & Interventions
  • Medical Social Work
  • Policy Practice
  • Social Work Administration


  • This program requires at least two on-campus residencies.
  • Master's degree or higher
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume
  • Additional materials may be requested

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not available to residents of New York and Rhode Island.