Get the skills and knowledge you need to lead positive change in your community by improving the quality of life for individuals and families. The M.S. in Human 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. Choose from six specializations, which all feature relevant coursework that can help you make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.
In diverse populations, human services professionals must be in tune with the special needs of underrepresented or marginalized groups such as low-income, single-parent, gay and lesbian families, bisexual, and transgender. In this M.S. in Human Services specialization, you will explore a broad spectrum of theoretical and clinical approaches to intervention. At the completion of your studies, you will be able to recognize special treatment considerations and develop multimodal therapeutic approaches.
This program can be completed in as little as 18 months. Time to completion may vary depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable.
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:
For most Walden programs, the language of instruction is English. Therefore, academic success depends upon a students ability to converse in, write, and understand English.
International applicants must submit official scores from one of the tests listed below:*
Scores may not be more than two years old.
*Students are exempt from the English proficiency test if they meet at least one of the following criteria:
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||550|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||213|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||79|
As a Walden student, there are a number of resources available to you to help fund your education. Our enrollment advisors, along with our knowledgeable financial aid advisors, are committed to helping you identify your options and answer any questions you may have about the financial aid process. Currently two-thirds of Walden students receive some form of financial aid. Many defray up to 100% of their tuition and fees through Federal Direct Loans.*
The following are the loans and grant programs administered by Walden Universitys Office of Financial Aid. New and current students must meet eligibility requirements to receive and maintain federal student aid.
The Office of Financial Aid processes awards on a rolling basis. You are strongly encouraged to begin the application process at least four weeks prior to the start date of your program or renewal date of your existing loan. Your completed financial aid application, which includes all documents required for awarding and disbursing funds, is required 30 days prior to the end of the term in order for funds to be processed for that term. You must also maintain all federal aid eligibility requirements for the entire term.
Applications will be accepted in the last 30 days of the term, but the Office of Financial Aid cannot be held responsible if funds are not available for disbursement for the term. Delays can occur that are outside of the control of the Office of Financial Aid.
Walden expects its financial aid advisors to always maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct in all aspects of carrying out their responsibilities. Read the Walden University Financial Aid Code of Conduct.
Walden University is committed to providing broad access to higher education. Our scholarships are an investment in the future of our students and the future of the communities they serve as advocates for positive social change.
Walden offers merit-based scholarships for academic and professional accomplishments. Certain scholarships may be available to international students.
To recognize and encourage the research and social change efforts of current students and faculty, Walden offers competitive fellowships. These fellowships are administered by the Office of the President, not the Office of Financial Aid.
Other potential sources for funding include:
We know that pursuing your degree is a significant investment of both time and money. Thats why our online programs are designed with life balance in mind and why we are committed to making your education more affordable.
Tuition reduction for students residing outside of the United States
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test if you come from a non-English speaking country.
Most European Universities recognise the IELTS test.More information on IELTS