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Ph.D. in Human Services - Counseling (Course-Based)

Offered By: Walden University

The Counseling specialization focuses on healthy life adjustment; biopsychosocial stress; human diversity; and a synthesis of social, behavioral, and developmental approaches to human growth. Graduates utilize a learning philosophy which emphasizes developmental theories and the broad application of these theories to promote positive, health-oriented growth. Studies emphasize helping others achieve greater psychological, social, academic, vocational and ethical development.

Walden University seeks serious inquiries from U.S. and Canadian students seeking to enroll within the next 6 months. International students should contact Walden directly.

Human services professionals are on the front lines in serving and caring for those who are most vulnerable and in need. Walden's Ph.D. in Human Services degree program is designed to help professionals in a broad range of settings - including social services agencies, healthcare agencies, treatment facilities, and more - develop their leadership and management skills to better support their communities.

Choose from two formats that best fit your learning style:

  • A course-based program of study that may allow you to complete your degree in less than 3 years.*
  • A self-directed option that allows you to conduct research independently while working closely with a faculty mentor on an area of interest about which you are passionate.

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