2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    
    May 24, 2019  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Community and Social Services–PhD in Human and Social Services


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Students taking this specialization are prepared to work in community social services in nonlicensure roles. They will study strategies to promote well-being in a variety of settings, including schools, communities, and organizations. Through their courses, students also explore the theoretical, ethical, social, political, and cultural factors that influence social services programs. They will learn how to identify the needs of individuals and families and help these clients navigate services in their communities.

Taking this specialization can help prepare students for a career as a community case worker, program coordinator, or nonclinical social services worker in an agency.*

 

*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.

2
 

RESI 8401 - PhD Residency 1  

 

HUMN 8011 - Interviewing and Case Management in Human and Social Services♦  

 5 cr.

HUMN 8152 - Human and Social Services Administration  

 5 cr.

3

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦  

 5 cr.

HUMN 8100 - Introduction to Research and Evaluation in Human and Social Services♦  

 5 cr.

4
 

RESI 8402 - PhD Residency 2  

 

HUMN 8205 - Cross-Cultural Ethics in Human and Social Services  

 5 cr.

HUMN 8207 - Grant Writing♦  

 5 cr.

 5

HUMN 8110 - Advanced Social Work Theory and Practice  

 5 cr.

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦  

 5 cr.

6
 

RESI 8403 - PhD Residency 3  

 

HUMN 8210 - Management and Leadership Development in Human and Social Services♦  

 5 cr.

RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦  

 5 cr.

7

HUMN 8237 - Advanced Program Evaluation  

 5 cr.

HUMN 8785 - Social Change in Action: Prevention, Consultation, and Advocacy    5 cr.
8 HUMN 8852 - Resource Development    5 cr.
HUMN 8660 - Social Change, Leadership, and Advocacy for Human Services Professionals    5 cr.
9 RESI 8404 - PhD Residency 4    
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+

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.

2
 

RESI 8401 - PhD Residency 1  

 

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦  

 5 cr.

HUMN 8210 - Management and Leadership Development in Human and Social Services♦  

 5 cr.

3

HUMN 8110 - Advanced Social Work Theory and Practice  

 5 cr.

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦  

 5 cr.

4
 

RESI 8402 - PhD Residency 2  

 

HUMN 8207 - Grant Writing♦  

 5 cr.

RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦  

 5 cr.

 5

 

RESI 8403 - PhD Residency 3  

 

HUMN 8785 - Social Change in Action: Prevention, Consultation, and Advocacy  

 5 cr.

HUMN 8237 - Advanced Program Evaluation  

 5 cr.

6

HUMN 8852 - Resource Development  

 5 cr.

HUMN 8550 - Preparing for Dissertation  

 5 cr.

7

RESI 8404 - PhD Residency 4  

 

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.

8–10+

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.