2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (March 2015) 
    
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2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (March 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Policy Analysis and Planning - PhD in Human Services


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In this specialization, students will impact and inform public policy and advance the greater good by identifying community needs and working with key stakeholders on issues affecting the health and welfare of the community. They will study how to analyze existing policy and the key economic and legal factors that influence decision making. And they will explore strategies behind successfully collaborating and coordinating with legislators, lobbyists, and others to create informed policy and sustainable change.

Course Sequence


Quarter

Course

Credits

1

HUMN 8000 - Foundations of Graduate Study in Human Services  

 1 cr.

HUMN 8150 - Helping Individuals, Organizations, and Communities: Introduction to Human Services  

 5 cr.

2

RESI 8401 - PhD Residency 1

 

  

 5 cr.

HUMN 8701 - Culture and Psychology   

 4 cr.

3

RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods  

 5 cr.

  

 5 cr.

4

RESI 8402 - PhD Residency 2

 

  

 5 cr.

HUMN 8327 - Research and Program Evaluation  

 5 cr.

5

RSCH 8200 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis  

 4 cr.

HUMN 8451 - Public Policy Analysis  

 5 cr.

6

HUMN 8465 - Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination  

 5 cr.

HUMN 8660 - Social Change, Leadership, and Advocacy for Human Services Professionals  

 5 cr.

 

RESI 8403 - PhD Residency 3

 
 7
 

RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis  

 4 cr.

HUMN 8240 - Human Motivation  

 5 cr.
 
 
8

HUMN 8809 - Fundamentals of Law and Public Policy  

 5 cr.

HUMN 8550 - Preparing for Dissertation  

 5 cr.
 
 
9

RSCH 8250 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis  

OR

RSCH 8350 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis  

OR

RSCH 8450 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis  

 4 cr.

HUMN 8750 - Leadership Development  

 5 cr.
10

HUMN 8420 - Organizational Management and Leadership  

 5 cr.

HUMN 8431 - Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector  

 5 cr.
11

HUMN 9001 - Dissertation  

 5 cr.
 

RESI 8404 - PhD Residency 4

 
12

HUMN 9001 - Dissertation  

 5 cr.
13

HUMN 9001 - Dissertation  

 5 cr.
14

HUMN 9001 - Dissertation  

 5 cr.