2020–2021 Walden University Catalog (September 2020) 
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2020–2021 Walden University Catalog (September 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Community and Social Services - PhD in Human 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.

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.