Doctor of Philosophy in Human & Social Services / Mental Health Facilitation
Walden University

Program Details

Walden University offers a Mental Health Facilitation concentration within its PhD in Human and Social Services degree program. Students will learn how to connect people in need with appropriate mental health services in their community.

The curriculum explores topics including multicultural counseling, changing health behaviors, and mental health laws. Students will gain an understanding of the assessment and referral system for mental health intervention and support. 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.

Graduates will be prepared for non-therapeutic counseling roles such as:

  • Community mental health clinic coordinator
  • Field service provider
  • Military resource personnel
  • Nonprofit agency resource agent


  • 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