With a strong focus on building skills that can help you advance in the field, our programs can help you make a difference in your organization and in the lives of others.

You will have the opportunity to transform yourself as a practitioner, educator, and leader while discovering how to help improve the quality of life for those in need. Our programs are designed to:

  • Advance your career and increase your salary.
  • Accommodate your current commitments with a flexible format.
  • Allow you to focus on a specialization that meets your goals.


Our MSW program is now accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Social Work and Human Services Programs

  • Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

    Walden’s online DSW program can prepare you to advocate for social justice as a leader in schools, government agencies, and mental health organizations. Through a choice of several specializations, you can tailor your studies to your career interests.

    Learn more about the DSW program.

  • PhD in Social Work
    Walden’s online PhD in Social Work can prepare you to address some of society’s most pressing social issues as a thought-leader, researcher, or college-level educator. Designed to prepare you to effect positive social change, this program enables you to collaborate with colleagues, explore cutting-edge social work issues, and focus your expertise with a choice of several specializations.

    Learn more about the PhD in Social Work program.

  • PhD in Human and Social Services

    Human and social services professionals are on the front line in serving and caring for those who are most vulnerable and in need. Walden’s PhD in Human and Social Services program is designed to help professionals in a broad range of settings. If you hold a master's degree, you may be able to apply credits toward your PhD and complete your degree in less time, for less money.

    Learn more about the PhD in Human and Social Services program.

  • Master of Social Work (MSW)

    Walden University's CSWE-accredited online Master of Social Work (MSW) program can prepare you to begin or advance your career as a social worker. Our MSW program builds on our decades of experience in distance learning, which has helped thousands of working adults achieve their academic goals and advance their careers.

    Learn more about the MSW program.

  • MS in Human and Social Services

    Further your commitment to social change. Through an interdisciplinary curriculum, this online master's degree program prepares you to address a broad base of human needs and advance into leadership and administrative roles in your field.

    Learn more about the MS in Human and Social Services program.

  • BS in Human Services

    Human services professionals can make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and communities facing significant life challenges. Through this program, you can build a foundation of knowledge for helping people in crisis.

    Learn more about the BS in Human Services program.

  • BS in Interdisciplinary Studies

    Define your own course of study and gain exposure across a wide range of topics. This program offers you the flexibility to select two areas of disciplinary focus from among Walden's undergraduate programs.

    Learn more about the BS in Interdisciplinary Studies program.


More About Our Social Work and Human Services Programs

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Tuition and fees vary by degree program because programs at Walden are tailored to the specific needs of professionals in each field.

    For more information about our degree programs, financial aid, tuition, and scholarships, request free information or call one of our enrollment advisors.

    Manage your school expenses with:

    • Convenient monthly payment plans that allow you to pay tuition in installments.
    • Multiple payment plan options, including some that can be combined with school loan programs (if available in your country of residence).
    • No-interest payments, which may eliminate your need for loans.
  • Transfer Credits

    You may be eligible to receive credit towards your program, to earn your degree faster. An enrollment advisor will work with you to identify what credit you can receive based on work experience, prior education, life experiences, and more. 

    • First we will help you obtain transcripts from any previous institution you have attended.
    • Then, we will carefully review your previous coursework to maximize the amount of credits we can apply to your Walden program of study.
    • Lastly, you will receive a transfer credit pre-evaluation within three business days, including a summary of the courses that have been accepted for transfer.
  • Grants and Scholarships

    Let us help support you on your educational journey with more than $60 million in total tuition savings. Contact one of our enrollment advisors at 888.828.5608 to learn more.

Why Study Social Work and Human Services at Walden?

  • Learn From Experts

    Walden faculty members are scholars, researchers, and distinguished leaders in their industries.

  • High-Quality Programs

    Our online degree programs give you the cutting-edge skills needed to excel in today’s workplace.

  • Exceptional Student Support

    Our support services are what sets us apart, designed specifically for the adult online learner.



“Residencies afford me many opportunities to meet people from all over the world, from diverse cultures, educations, and professions."

Tomica Buford | MS in Mental Health Counseling Graduate, PhD in Human and Social Services Student