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Social Work

Walden’s social work program can help prepare you for a fulfilling social work career. Whether you are looking to advance in your profession or gain additional knowledge in the field, you can explore current theories and practices in the field of social work and develop the career skills you need to succeed.

With Walden’s School of Social Work and Human Services, 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. 


  • Doctor of Social Work (DSW)
    Walden’s online Doctor of Social Work program can prepare you to advocate for social justice as a leader in schools, government agencies, and mental health organizations. Through a choice of eight specializations, you can tailor your studies to your career interests. Find out more
  • Ph. D. in Social Work
    Walden’s online Ph.D. 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 eight specializations. Find out more


  • Master of Social Work 
    Walden University's online Master of Social Work (MSW) program can prepare you to begin or advance your career as a social worker. Since Walden is the first fully online institution to offer an online MSW program, this program builds on Walden's decades of experience in distance learning, which has helped thousands of working adults achieve their academic goals and grow their careers. Find out more

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