M.Sc. Human and Social Services (Family Studies and Interventions) (online)

Walden University
Further your commitment to social change with an online MS in Human and social Services from Walden. Through professionally-focused curriculum, interactive case studies and simulations, and an interprofessional approach, you prepare to address the needs of individuals, communities, and organizations within a global context. Receive a 20% tuition reduction when you start on February 29, 2016.
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Concepts and Theory are brought to life through the use of animated case studies and an Interactive Learning Community. You investigate problems that are characteristic of Human and Social Services support, accessing a number of organizations to understand possible strategies and solutions.

With 12 career-focused specializations to choose from, you focus your studies on your needs and goals and develop the skills to excel in your field.

  • Community and Social Services
  • Community Intervention and Leadership
  • Conflict Management and Negotiation
  • General Program
  • 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 Analysis and Planning

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Anytime
Start date Any time
Credits 51 credits
Duration full-time 18 months
Delivery mode Online
Educational variant Part-time
Intensity Flexible
Part-time variant Flexible
Structure Fully structured
Student interaction No interaction at all
Attendance No Attendance
Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

Course Content


Quarter 1

  • Foundation of Graduate Study in Human Services
  • History and Development of Human Services

Quarter 2

  • Human Services Theory, Research, and Practice
  • Culture and Psychology

Quarter 3

  • Ethics and Social Justice
  • Human Services Administration

Quarter 4

  • Research and Program Evaluation
  • Human Sexuality

Quarter 5

  • Community Psychology
  • Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy

Quarter 6

  • Social Change, Leadership, and Advocacy for Counseling and Human Services Professionals


Admission requirements vary by program and degree level. For more information, please call an enrollment advisor.

Walden requires the following information to be considered for admission into any of its programs and the information may vary by program:

  • A bachelors degree or higher
  • Two professional references
  • English proficiency test scores (if applicable)
  • Goal Statement (Select Master's and Doctoral Programs Only)
  • Completed application
  • Current resume, when applicable
  • Access to a computer and the Internet
  • $50 non-refundable application fee

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Technological Requirements

Computer and internet access.

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Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. The North Central Association is one of the six regional accrediting associations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The North Central Association is a U.S. membership organization for educational institutions that was created to develop and maintain high standards of academic excellence.

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