Prepare to become a leader, educator, or researcher in social policy with a PhD in Social Work concentrating on Policy Practice. Courses focus on ways to create public policies that result in sustainable positive change.
Students will learn the fundamentals of how to successfully collaborate with legislators and lobbyists. Courses examine the economic, governmental, and legal factors that influence decision-making related to social welfare policies. Graduates will be able to identify community needs and work with key stakeholders to improve the welfare of the community.
This specialization includes studies of topics such as:
- Public policy analysis
- Strategic planning – collaboration, cooperation, and coordination
- Fundamentals of law and public policy
% OnlineMostly Online
School Accreditation & Licensing
Walden University is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV
- This program requires at least two on-campus residencies.
New York, Rhode Island