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The Ph.D. in Human Services program at Albizu University, Miami campus, prepares students to become culturally competent and socially responsible professionals who excel as advocates, scholars, and leaders serving and empowering marginalized and underserved populations.
Students enter the program with master’s degrees in disciplines that include mental health, psychology, education, social work, sociology, speech and language pathology, pastoral counseling, anthropology, nursing, public health, and criminal justice, among others. In each of these fields, public and private institutions assist physically or emotionally challenged individuals at every stage of life due to age, poverty, abuse, disability, immigrant or minority status, illness, addiction, imprisonment, or violence.
Students in the Ph.D. in Human Services acquire scholarly knowledge based on state-of-the-art research findings, a solid grounding in leadership, nonprofit organization management, and the ability to influence current policies and laws governing the field of human services.
The program offers all courses in a hybrid format, with all classrooms equipped for virtual learning, which provides a flexible option for students. (Please note that, according to U.S. immigration regulations, F-1 international students may take only one online or hybrid class per term. J-1 students are not allowed to take any online or hybrid courses.)
Students become prepared to have the option to select a general curriculum or a specialization to a leadership role in serving individuals in need, their families, and their communities by building proficiency in the following areas: Conflict Resolution, Gerontology, Children and Families, and Neurolearning.
Students in the general curriculum receive instruction on:
The program's specializations include the general areas described above, except two courses covering:
A summary of the four specializations is as follows:
Graduates of the Ph.D. in Human Services program serve in prominent positions in public or private service agencies. Your doctoral-level work, knowledge of cultural and ethnic issues, and original, outcome-oriented research will prepare you to occupy a leadership role in administration, professional practice, research, or academia, where you will collaborate with a network of experienced human services faculty and professionals to improve local and global communities.
After all the required documentation is received and an interview completed by the Office of Admissions, academic program advisors reach out to successful candidates with program direction and advisement.
Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), and licensed by the Commission for Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education (CIE)