Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work / Family Studies & Intervention
Walden University

Program Details

Gain advanced skills for supporting families and children with the Family Studies and Intervention concentration of Walden University’s PhD in Social Work. The curriculum focuses on specific resources and instruction for working with couples, families, children, and adolescents.

Students in this online MFT degree program will study culturally sensitive prevention, intervention, and consultation strategies. Emphasis is given to a family systems view of intervention. Graduates will be equipped to address the individual needs of clients related to the complex issues involving children and families.

Class topics within this specialization include:

  • Theories and techniques in marriage, couple, and family counseling
  • Child and adolescent counseling
  • Diversity and multiculturalism

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Walden University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • This program requires at least two on-campus residencies.

Restricted States

New York, Rhode Island