2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) 
    
    Sep 21, 2019  
2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Higher Education–PhD in Human and Social Services


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In this specialization, students can gain a broad understanding of the current educational environment and explore theories and best practices in adult learning. They will also explore teaching strategies, instructional design, and online delivery methods to lead human services education courses or programs in academic settings around the world.

Graduates of this program are prepared for career opportunities such as course leader in human services, program leader or developer in human services, instructor, adjunct faculty, or full-time faculty.*

*Note: Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

Course Sequence for Students Entering With a BS Degree


Quarter Course Credits
1 HUMN 8000 - Foundations of Graduate Study in Human Services  3 cr.
HUMN 8150 - Helping Individuals, Organizations, and Communities: Introduction to Human Services  5 cr.
  RESI 8401 - PhD Residency 1  
2 HUMN 8011 - Interviewing and Case Management in Human and Social Services♦  5 cr.
HUMN 8152 - Human and Social Services Administration  5 cr.
3 RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods OR RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦  5 cr.
HUMN 8100 - Introduction to Research and Evaluation in Human and Social Services♦  5 cr.
  RESI 8402 - PhD Residency 2  
4 HUMN 8205 - Cross-Cultural Ethics in Human and Social Services  5 cr.
HUMN 8207 - Grant Writing♦  5 cr.
5 HUMN 8171 - Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning  5 cr.
RSCH 8200 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis   OR RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦  5 cr.
  RESI 8403 - PhD Residency 3  
6 HUMN 8210 - Management and Leadership Development in Human and Social Services♦  5 cr.
RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis OR RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦  5 cr.
7 HUMN 8237 - Advanced Program Evaluation  5 cr.
HUMN 8177 - Using Technologies to Enhance Adult Learning  5 cr.
8 HUMN 8764 - Instructional Design for Online Course Development  5 cr.
HUMN 8660 - Social Change, Leadership, and Advocacy for Human Services Professionals  5 cr.
  RESI 8404 - PhD Residency 4  
9 HUMN 8550 - Preparing for Dissertation  5 cr.

RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis 

OR

RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis  

OR

RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis  

5 cr.
10–13+ HUMN 9001 - Dissertation* 5 cr. per term for a minimum of four terms; taken continuously until completion

*Students take this course for a minimum of 4 quarters and are continuously enrolled until completion of their Dissertation with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

Course Sequence for Students Entering With an MS Degree


Quarter Course Credits
1 HUMN 8000 - Foundations of Graduate Study in Human Services  3 cr.
HUMN 8150 - Helping Individuals, Organizations, and Communities: Introduction to Human Services  5 cr.
  RESI 8401 - PhD Residency 1  
2 RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods OR RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦   5 cr.
HUMN 8210 - Management and Leadership Development in Human and Social Services♦  5 cr.
3 HUMN 8171 - Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning  5 cr.
RSCH 8200 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis OR RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis 5 cr.
  RESI 8402 - PhD Residency 2  
4
 
HUMN 8207 - Grant Writing 5 cr.
RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis OR RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦   5 cr.
  RESI 8403 - PhD Residency 3  
5 HUMN 8177 - Using Technologies to Enhance Adult Learning 5 cr.
HUMN 8237 - Advanced Program Evaluation 5 cr.
6 HUMN 8764 - Instructional Design for Online Course Development  5 cr.
HUMN 8550 - Preparing for Dissertation 5 cr.
  RESI 8404 - PhD Residency 4  
7

RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis 

OR

RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis   

OR

RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis   

5 cr.
8–11+ HUMN 9001 - Dissertation* 5 cr. per term for a minimum of four terms; taken continuously until completion

*Students take this course for a minimum of 4 quarters and are continuously enrolled until completion of their Dissertation with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.