Return to: PhD in Human Services
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.