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MS in Human and Social Services

Further your commitment to social change with an MS in Human and Social Services from Walden. 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.


Receive a 10% tuition reduction if you reside outside the US and start this program today. Contact one of our enrollment advisors at 855.203.8964 to learn more.


Enrollment process

  1. Complete the Request Information form

  2. An enrollment advisor will contat you to answer your questions.

  3. Choose the proper program that's right for you, then submit your application.

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Learning Outcomes

Our program is designed to give you an encompassing view of the growing field of human services. Through an interdisciplinary approach, you will explore the history of the profession, the structure of human services agencies and organizations, the development and assessment of programs, and the types of direct and indirect services. You will also gain a unique blend of practical skills that you can apply immediately on the job or use to move your career forward.

Specializations (in addition to the General Program)

  • Community and Social Services
  • Community Intervention and Leadership
  • Conflict Management and Negotiation
  • Criminal Justice
  • Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention
  • Family Studies and Interventions
  • Gerontology
  • Global Social Services
  • Human Services Nonprofit Administration
  • Mental Health Facilitation
  • Military Families and Culture
  • Social Policy and Analysis and Planning

Why a Walden MS in Human and Social Services?

Exceptional Student Support from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.
Tau Upsilon Alpha - We recognize students with membership in our chapter of the National Organization for Human Services Honor Society.
Social ChangeBecome more than a scholar; gain skills through simulations and animated case studies to help you make a difference in your community.
Expert FacultyScholar-practictioner expert faculty members have contributed to custom eBook of case studies to be levereged in the program.
Professionally Focused Cirriculum including a grant-writing course, interprofessional practice, and the development of an e-portfolio.

The MS in Human and Social Services from Walden can help you advance your understanding of the human services profession, prepare for leadership or administrative roles in diverse settings, and become a change agent and advocate in your field.

For assistance deciding which program fits your goals, call an enrollment advisor at:

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