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Doctor’s Degrees in Human Services

55 Yearly Graduations
$64,600 Median Salary
$118,980 Median Debt
There are 6 schools in the United States where you can get your doctor's degree in human services. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 60% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.8% of human services graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Human Services Majors

In 2018-2019, 55 doctor's degrees were awarded to human services majors. This earns it the #140 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in human services at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 6,503
Associate’s Degree 4,381
Master’s Degree 1,236
Basic Certificate 1,019
Undergraduate Certificate 505
Graduate Certificate 69
Doctor’s Degree 55

Earnings of Human Services Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in human services is $64,600. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $64,600 and the high is $64,600.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in human services is $118,980. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $118,980 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $118,980.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $1,386.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in human services. About 81.8% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 10
Women 45
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Human Services

The racial-ethnic distribution of human services doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 23
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 17
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 9
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Human Services Doctor's Degree Students

There are 6 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in human services. Learn more about the most popular 6 below:

#1

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
36 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Walden University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for human services majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Roughly 48,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,428 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,039 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 36 people received their doctor's degree in human services from Walden University. About 78% of this group were women, and 61% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
13 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Capella University. Each year, around 37,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their doctor's degree in human services from Capella University. Of these students, 85% were women and 54% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Carlos Albizu University - Miami is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in human services. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,628 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,774 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their doctor's degree in human services from Carlos Albizu University - Miami. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Shenandoah University

Winchester, Virginia
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 4th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Shenandoah University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,890 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,400 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their doctor's degree in human services from Shenandoah.

#5

Ashford University

San Diego, California
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 5th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Ashford University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,060 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their doctor's degree in human services from Ashford University. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to human services that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Social Work 579
Public Administration 369
Public Policy 232
Other Public Administration 50
Community Organization & Advocacy 10

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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