Doctor of Philosophy in Human & Social Services / Advanced Research
Walden University

Program Details

Walden University offers a PhD in Human and Social Services specializing in Advanced Research. The program focuses on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method research methodologies. 

Graduates can put their skills and knowledge to work by consulting, researching, and evaluating human services for policy makers and government organizations. Students will learn to collect and analyze complex data for the purpose of studying diverse populations related to the field of human services. This online Human Services degree program offers two tracks: Track I is designed for students with a master’s degree related to Human Services; Track II is a pathway for students with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in an unrelated field.

Students will explore course topics such as:

  • Survey research methods
  • Grant writing
  • Advanced program evaluation
  • Management and leadership development


  • 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

Restricted States

New York, Rhode Island