Ph.D. Online

Human Services

Walden University

39 months
11921 USD/year
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Through virtual simulations, animated case studies, and an interprofessional approach, this PhD can broaden your understanding of the human services field within a global context.


Make a positive impact in your community and your organization as you explore strategies to help those struggling with issues such as illness, addiction, violence, and poverty. 

The PhD in Human Services program from Walden University offers a range of specializations that are designed to meet your needs and interests. Learn how effective policy and practice can improve quality of life for underserved populations. Through original research, you can explore the theories, concepts, and strategies that are influential in the field today.

Specializations (in addition to the General Program)

  • Advanced Research
  • Community and Social Services
  • Conflict Management and Negotiation
  • Criminal Justice
  • Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention
  • Family Studies and Intervention
  • Gerontology
  • Higher Education
  • Human Services Nonprofit Administration
  • Mental Health Facilitation
  • Military Families and Culture


Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. Accreditation validates that a university and its programs are rigorous and offer relevant content. Walden University’s accreditation means:

  • The quality of the institution and its programs are continually reassessed and improved.
  • Credits earned are easier to transfer than credits earned at non-accredited institutions.
When evaluating credentials, employers and universities often look for applicants who earned a degree from an accredited university.

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
    • 39 months
    • Flexible

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83 alternative credits
  • Track I: 83
  • Track II: 108



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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  • International

    11921 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38745 USD for the full programme during 39 months.

Track I: 

  • Tuition-Coursework: $38,745
  • Tuition-Doctoral Study/Project: $12,300–$70,725

Track II: 

  • Tuition-Coursework: $54,120
  • Tuition-Doctoral Study/Project: $12,300–$70,725


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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