Ph.D. Online

Social Work

Walden University

33 months
13974 USD/year
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The Social Work program at Walden University can prepare you for the next step in your social work career as a researcher, college-level educator, or administrative leader. 


A challenging curriculum enables you to analyze advanced theory and explore some of the most pressing issues in social work today. 

Face-to-face academic residencies support the learning experience, allowing you to collaborate with professors and colleagues, build your social and professional community, and enhance your ability to effect positive social change. With this Social Work program you will also gain skills in scholarly writing that can help you advance your role as a leader. Achieve the highest credentials in your profession with this PhD program in social work.


  • Addictions and Social Work
  • Clinical Expertise
  • Criminal Justice
  • Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention
  • Family Studies and Interventions
  • Medical Social Work
  • Policy Practice
  • Social Work Administration

Programme Structure

Walden’s flexibility and support put your education within reach. You will benefit from a comprehensive online learning experience that includes:

  • Convenient start dates throughout the year.
  • Orientation that prepares you for success in an online environment.
  • Ability to complete coursework when and where it is convenient for you.
  • Access to courses and materials on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Multimedia resources designed to augment student learning: videos, case studies, simulations, articles, journals, and discussion topics.
  • A global online community of faculty, students, and alumni.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 33 months

Start dates & application deadlines


63 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Walden University's admission requirements vary by program and degree level.
  • Walden enrollment advisors are available to help you with every step of the online application process, from deciding which program is right for you to applying for financial aid.
  • Enrollment advisors can also explain Walden's transfer of credit policy for past educational experience.

Tuition Fee

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    13974 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38430 USD for the full programme during 33 months.
  • Tuition-Coursework - $38,430
  • Tuition-Dissertation - $12,200–$79,300


Paying for your education can be a challenge, but Walden helps you identify the many funding options that are available to you, including scholarships, grants, and federal and private loans. You can also check with your employer to see if they offer tuition reimbursement for your courses. A Walden enrollment advisor can help you determine which funding options are available to you. Additionally, you can save time and money by transferring credits earned previously.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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