Description

Make a positive impact in your community and your organization as you explore strategies to help those struggling with illness, addiction, violence, and poverty. Walden Universitys Ph.D. in Human Services offers a large number of specializations that are designed to meet your needs and interests. Learn how effective policy and practice can improve the quality of life for underserved populations. Through original research, you can explore the theories, concepts, and strategies that are influential in the field today.

Specializations (in addition to the General Program)

  • Clinical Social Work
  • Criminal Justice
  • Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention
  • Family Studies and Intervention Strategies
  • Human Services Administration
  • Public Health
  • Social Policy Analysis and Planning

Contents

The Family Studies and Intervention Strategies specialization provides students with an understanding of the utilization of advanced clinical theory and research methodology within a unique, client-centered ecological context. Students are exposed to a broad spectrum of theoretical and clinical approaches to intervention, which emphasize the special needs of ethnic and racial minorities, gay and lesbian individuals, and single-parent and low-income families. Graduates are particularly skilled at developing multimodal therapeutic approaches and recognizing special treatment considerations within a diverse client delivery system.

Completion Requirements

  • 112 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (1 cr.)
    • Core courses (60 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (15 cr.)
    • Foundation Research Sequence (12 cr.)
    • Advanced Research (4 cr.)
    • Dissertation (20 cr.)
  • Professional Development Plan
  • Four Ph.D. residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable.


USA requirements for international students

Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


University requirements


Program requirements

Requirements

A master’s degree or higher*. Transfer of credits based on a course-by-course evaluation of relevant transcripts.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Three years of related professional or academic experience.

Technological Requirements

Access to a computer and the Internet

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