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Social and Community Services Specialization Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services

School of Counseling and Human Services

What You'll Learn

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Your Degree Outcomes

This degree is aligned with external professional standards to help you obtain the relevant expertise to advance your career. Becoming proficient in these outcomes will allow you to meet the demands of your field.

By the successful completion of your degree program, you will have gained the following skills and knowledge:

  • Understand the current theories and practices of the human services disciplines.
  • Conduct valid, reliable, and ethical human services research.
  • Think critically and write effectively in your discipline and/or professional practice.
  • Effectively advocate for social change.
  • Embrace the need for diversity/multicultural perspectives in decision-making.
  • Develop social and professional ethics.

Specialization Outcomes

  • Advance the professional ethics in the social and community services profession.
  • Communicate professionally through writing and effective group interactions.
  • Conduct valid, reliable, and ethical research in the social and community services discipline.
  • Critically evaluate theories and practices of the social and community services profession.
  • Embrace and value the need for diversity in the decision-making process.
  • Evaluate social phenomena in the social and community services profession.
  • Think and write critically in the social and community services profession.
  • Evaluate behavior, codes of conduct, and standards of practice in the social and community services profession.

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