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Social Work and Human Services

Walden's online social work and human services programs explore issues directly affecting our communities. With a strong focus on building skills that can help you advance in the field, our programs can help you make a difference in your organization and in the lives of others.

With Walden’s School of Social Work and Human Services, you will have the opportunity to transform yourself as a practitioner, educator, and leader while discovering how to help improve the quality of life for those in need. 



  • PhD in Human and Social Services
    Human and social services professionals are on the front line in serving and caring for those who are most vulnerable and in need. Walden’s PhD in Human and Social Services program is designed to help professionals in a broad range of settings. Find out more.
  • Doctor of Social Work (DSW)
    Walden’s online Doctor of Social Work program can prepare you to advocate for social justice as a leader in schools, government agencies, and mental health organizations. Through a choice of eight specializations, you can tailor your studies to your career interests. Find out more.
  • PhD in Social Work
    Walden’s online PhD in Social Work can prepare you to address some of society’s most pressing social issues as a thought-leader, researcher, or college-level educator. Designed to prepare you to effect positive social change, this program enables you to collaborate with colleagues, explore cutting-edge social work issues, and focus your expertise with a choice of eight specializations. Find out more.


  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
    Walden University's CSWE-accredited online Master of Social Work program can prepare you to begin or advance your career as a social worker. Our MSW program builds on our decades of experience in distance learning, which has helped thousands of working adults achieve their academic goals and advance their careers. Find out more.
  • MS in Human and Social Services
    Further your commitment to social change. Through an interdisciplinary curriculum, this online master's degree program prepares you to address a broad base of human needs and advance into leadership and administrative roles in your field. Find out more.

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