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

Offered By: Walden University

The Human Services Administration specialization focuses on the study of the theoretical foundations of organizational behavior and the practice of management and planning. Topics for inquiry include program development and implementation, leadership, creating and sustaining interorganizational and community relations, and staff development and training. Graduates are prepared to assess the effectiveness of the internal and systemic efforts of community-based human services organizations and, as a result, provide managers and direct-line staff with more effective strategies for improving the well-being of the diverse individuals and groups they serve.

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.