Walden University offers a PhD in Human and Social Services with a concentration in Family Studies and Intervention. The program examines advanced clinical theory and research methodology with a client-centered focus.
The curriculum emphasizes the diverse needs of ethnic and racial minorities; the LGBTQ community; and single-parent and low-income families. Students will study a broad continuum of theoretical and clinical approaches to intervention, recognizing special treatment considerations. 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 study topics including:
- Human sexuality
- Community psychology
- Theories and techniques in marriage, couple, and family counseling
- Management and leadership development in human and social services
- This program requires at least two on-campus residencies.
- Master's degree or higher
- Minimum 3.0 GPA
- Official transcripts
- Additional materials may be requested
School Accreditation Statement
The Higher Learning Commission