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PhD - Social and Community Services

This specialization is not designed to meet licensure requirements for the social work professions.

Prepare yourself for community leadership by deepening your knowledge of contemporary societal issues and contributing to the field through your own doctoral research. This online PhD program in Social and Community Services offers in-depth study of major community and social work issues and social science research, along with elective courses that allow you to focus on areas that reflect your professional interests and career goals.

This specialization is part of Capella University's broad portfolio of public service leadership offerings. Capella features a multidisciplinary approach to public service education that brings together faculty and learners from public administration, public safety, and health care, professions that often must work together to address complex public sector challenges. Students benefit because they gain an in-depth understanding of their specialized professions in the context of the larger public service environment.

With your PhD in Social and Community Services from Capella, you'll critically evaluate theories and practices, as well as social phenomena, in the social and community services profession. You'll also learn to conduct valid, reliable, and ethical research in the social and community services discipline.

Common jobs with an online PhD in Social and Community Services include advisor, case manager/worker, director, program manager, school social worker, social worker or supervisor. Potential workplaces and fields include: aging/gerontology, child welfare/children's services, community organization, employment/occupational social services, faculty at a college or university, international social services, management/administration, mental health/clinical social services or policy and planning.

Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credential or salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential standards vary. It is the learner's responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states and professional associations. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the School’s website. Enrollment restrictions and/or other restrictions may apply to certain programs. Contact Capella University for more information.

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AccreditationCapella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
RequirementsDoctoral students must have a master's degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution.
Education LevelDoctorate
LanguageEnglish
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