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2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017)

MS in Human and Social Services


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Human services professionals make a positive difference every day. A commitment to improving the quality of life for others benefits the entire community. Walden’s MS in Human and Social Services program helps students make an even greater impact by preparing them with the skills they need to become effective leaders in fostering social change. Students in this online master’s degree program focus on expanding their understanding of the delivery, accessibility, accountability, and coordination of agency services.

By earning their MS in Human and Social Services degree at Walden, students broaden their knowledge as human services professionals and advance their understanding of human services theory, research, and practice. Students learn strategies to address the ethical and social justice issues that are impacting the effective delivery of human services throughout the world today.

As graduates of the MS in Human and Social Services program, students can work in a variety of roles providing direct services to individuals, families, or communities or providing leadership to agencies and programs.

When students choose Walden’s MS in Human and Social Services, they can benefit from the flexibility of online learning and from MobileLearnSM. Offered exclusively at Walden, MobileLearn not only enables students to choose where and when they learn, but it also gives them the ability to choose how they learn.

Learning Outcomes


Graduates in the MS in Human and Social Services program will be prepared to:

  1. Articulate the role that human services leaders play in promoting social change and advocacy for individuals, families, and communities in need.
  2. Interpret and apply human services research to inform the practice of human services delivery systems.
  3. Synthesize findings from research to develop culturally and contextually relevant interventions and direct services.
  4. Use knowledge of formal and informal networks in the development and evaluation of human services delivery systems.
  5. Apply legal and ethical standards in the administration and delivery of human services systems.
  6. Discuss how personal values and attitudes affect leadership, planning, and advocacy activities.

Degree Requirements


  • General Program: 48 total quarter credits; with optional specialization: 53 total credits
  • Foundation course (3 cr.)
  • Core courses (25 cr.)
  • Elective courses (10 cr.) or optional specialization courses (15 cr.)
  • Capstone (5 cr.)

Core Curriculum


Program Data


Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information for the MS in Human and Social Services program relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

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