2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    
    Jun 26, 2019  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice–PhD in Human and Social Services


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Several factors contribute to criminal behavior in modern society, from homelessness to substance abuse to poverty. In the Criminal Justice specialization, students can explore traditional and contemporary intervention and rehabilitation approaches for both offenders and victims. By examining the factors that contribute to criminal behavior, students can identify the key challenges facing the criminal justice system today—and what you as a human services professional can do to help address these problems. Students in this program progress to a dissertation that will add to the body of knowledge in the field of criminal justice.

Students taking this specialization can be prepared to lead programs within prisons and/or within probation and parole departments. Other career opportunities include policy and planning in the Bureau of Prisons, the Department of Justice, or halfway and rehabilitation programs.

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 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 8350 - Historical and Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice  

 5 cr.

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦  

 5 cr.

 

RESI 8403 - PhD Residency 3  

 

6
 

RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦  

 5 cr.

HUMN 8237 - Advanced Program Evaluation  

 5 cr.

7

HUMN 8511 - Treatment of Forensic Populations  

 5 cr.

HUMN 8353 - Forensic Applications in Community Settings   5 cr.

8


 

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.

10–12+ 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 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦  

 5 cr.

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

 5 cr.

3

HUMN 8350 - Historical and Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice  

5 cr.

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦  

 5 cr.

 

RESI 8402 - PhD Residency 2  

 

4
 

HUMN 8207 - Grant Writing♦  

 5 cr.

RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦  

5 cr.

 

RESI 8403 - PhD Residency 3  

 

 5

HUMN 8511 - Treatment of Forensic Populations  

5 cr.

HUMN 8237 - Advanced Program Evaluation  

5 cr.

6
 

HUMN 8353 - Forensic Applications in Community Settings  

 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.

Note on Licensure


The PhD in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure, including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist.