Be prepared to address the needs of diverse and underserved populations, including individuals struggling with illness, addiction, violence, and poverty.
Waldens Ph.D. in Human Services combines action-oriented research with practical experience. Get connected with an entire community of professionals who will help you improve the quality of life and change the world of others through effective and relevant practice.
In addition to the general program, choose from a variety of courses in clinical studies, child and family services, criminal justice, and other topics to align your studies with your personal interests and professional goals.
The Criminal Justice specialization introduces students to all aspects public safety, including law enforcement and rehabilitation. Get accustomed to the factors that contribute to criminal behaviour, which include urban decay, substance abuse, and poverty. Familiarize yourself with traditional and recent discoveries in intervention and treatment such as group and individual psychotherapy or restorative justice. Focus on the needs of the victim as well as the offender by encouraging the offender to face responsibility for his actions. Find ways to avoid or prevent repeated crimes from the offender. Gain a greater insight into the problems facing the criminal justice system and search for ways to address these challenges.
Work in a variety of roles providing direct services to individuals, families, or communities or providing leadership to agencies and programs. The Ph.D. in Human Services can help prepare you for a variety of positions, including:
Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable.
Waldens Ph.D. program features a distinguished faculty of scholars, researchers, and professionals with real-world experience who share a commitment to teaching. Faculty members blend academic theory with first-hand knowledge to enrich your learning experience and to broaden your perspectives on the latest issues and best practices in the field.
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.
Admission requirements for Waldens programs vary but generally include the following:
Applicants must have successfully completed a higher education/ university-level degree. Additional academic qualifications may also be considered.
Applicants who do not have graduated yet at the time of the application deadline, but who expect to graduate before the beginning of the program, can also apply for admission subject to timely graduation.
No work experience is required.
Three years of related professional or academic experience.
At Walden, our goal is to help you reach yours. From your first inquiry about your online program, through every step in your studies, you can benefit from our wide range of student support services designed to help you succeed in attaining your degree online.
Founded in 1970, Walden University is a global leader in student-centred online education. A regionally accredited institution in the United States, Walden University attracts a community of extraordinary students and faculty from around the world.
Our quality online programs feature nationally recognized experts, accomplished faculty, and visionary leadersall professionals who are dedicated to upholding the universitys high academic standards.
Walden Universitys mission is to provide a diverse community of career professionals with the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so that they can effect positive social change. Three valuesquality, integrity, and student-centred approachare at the core of the university. A commitment to these values demands high standards of excellence, uncompromising openness and honesty, and primary attention to the progress of our students.
Accreditation is an important hallmark of quality. When evaluating credentials, employers and universities often look for applicants who earned their degrees from accredited universities.
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. The North Central Association is one of the six regional accrediting associations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The North Central Association is a U.S. membership organization for educational institutions that was created to develop and maintain high standards of academic excellence.