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Online Learning Success
Walden’s Doctor of Human Services program is designed to help you effect meaningful change in the field through direct practice, advocacy, or policy. You can:
Next Start Date: January 8, 2024
Transfer Credits: Contact one of our enrollment specialists to learn more.
Start on Your Capstone Early
Walden’s Doctor of Human Services program includes our exclusive Communities of Practice experience. In these five companion courses, you’ll be introduced to the doctoral journey through a supportive, cohort-style approach led by a faculty advisor. Choose a research topic that aligns with your passion and learn how to use course assignments to build your knowledge and literature base. Develop key doctoral competencies that give you greater confidence and comfort in your capstone preparation.
Use Immersive Learning Technologies
Our program includes simulation technologies and other approaches to bring course content to life. Master essential skills in a safe environment. Build confidence as a practitioner-scholar while learning how to apply your new knowledge and competencies to your current job and future roles.
Learn How to Make Change Happen
One of the central themes of our Doctor of Human Services program is force field analysis, which involves exploring the forces working for and against achieving the ideal resolution to a problem. Our courses empower you to identify the factors that stand in the way of positive social change—and those that support it. Learn how to minimize opposing forces while increasing the favorable forces that make change more likely and more sustainable.
A Personalized Guide to Completing Your Doctorate
Earning your Doctor of Human Services degree requires commitment, perseverance, and hard work. You can do it, and Walden is here to help—with our Doctoral Degree Coach™.
Break your research down into manageable, sequential steps. See where you are, what’s ahead, and what you’ve already accomplished—all in one place.
No more guesswork. Set prompts based on your to-do list and receive reminders and updates directly to your inbox.
Stay on the same page and keep your progress on track. With shared access to your dashboard, your chair can easily guide you through your checklists, goals, and timelines.
Quickly find support from the right person at the right time. Our comprehensive resource guide points you in the right direction—no more frustrating searches.
With a Doctor of Human Services degree, you can potentially pursue opportunities as a human services leader, researcher, or educator. Open the door to new professional possibilities in settings such as universities, hospitals, government agencies, and social assistance organizations.
Whether you’re looking to teach in academia or start your own nonprofit agency, Walden supports your goals through the Human Services Hub of our Career Center. You can:
Program Admission Considerations: A master’s degree or higher.General Admission Requirements: Completed online application and transcripts. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply.
Enrollment Restrictions by State
Walden currently cannot enroll residents of the following states/districts into the DHS program: Arkansas, District of Columbia, Kansas, Kentucky, New Mexico, South Carolina, Wisconsin, and Washington State.
Walden may change the tuition reduction offered hereunder at any time, but such change will not affect the tuition reduction for students who are currently enrolled at Walden and using the existing tuition reduction. All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University Enrollment Specialist for details.
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, https://www.hlcommission.org/.
Enrollment Restrictions by State
Walden currently cannot enroll residents of the following states/districts into the DHS program: Arkansas, District of Columbia, Kansas, Kentucky, South Carolina, Wisconsin, and Washington State.