Expedited Path to Your PhD
Do you have the time, the discipline, and the motivation to fully commit yourself to a doctoral program? For the ambitious student who wants to hit the ground running, Walden offers a full-time, accelerated path to a doctorate. If you hold a master’s degree in a related field, you can complete your PhD in Human and Social Services degree in less time by taking advantage of this new path.
Earn Your PhD While Balancing Priorities
We now offer additional services to PhD in Human and Social Services students to help you manage all of your priorities so you can achieve your goals.
Benefit from customized registration, doctoral support podcasts, virtual check-in groups, and accommodating faculty. To support family needs, residencies for this program are held in family-friendly locations such as Orlando, Florida, and Anaheim, California.
In this program, you will:
- Build competence in evaluating and applying various human development and social change theories in human services practice and research.
- Gain insight on how various research design models can inform human services practice.
- Engage in scholarly inquiry to build knowledge in the history, theories, and models related to the field of human services.
- Broaden your international understanding of the field with global content, case studies, and an optional Global Social Services specialization.