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Capstone Support Services: Capstone Support

Overview

Walden is committed to providing resources for doctoral students to help them progress in their programs. This page provides a list of commonly needed skill-building resources in the form of courses, workshops, and consultation appointments.

The resources below are just a few of many resources available to doctoral students; if you do not find what you are looking for here, please visit the Doctoral Capstone Resources home page for a variety of other support options.

Capstone Process & Policy Support

Academic Advisors help students understand dissertation/capstone processes and policies, provide strategies and resources, and help students negotiate barriers to degree completion. They also build professional partnerships with faculty and other departments to collaboratively define options to help students overcome obstacles and achieve academic success.

Academic Advisors assist students in identifying root issues, build a success plan to overcoming obstacles, leverage resources for success, and ensure follow through and learner accountability.

See more information on Academic Advising support services.

Find contact information for your Academic Advisor.

Capstone Workshops

The Capstone Workshops are designed to help students begin writing their preproposal documents (Preproposal Writing Workshop) or revise and edit their overall proposal, introduction, literature review, methods section, and postproposal sections.

Term Length Credits Tuition
Quarter-based 6 weeks 0

$195

Tuition waived if required by program director

Semester-based 6 weeks 0

$195

Tuition waived if required by program director

Preproposal Writing Workshop

Appropriate for doctoral students who are starting to work on their preproposal (e.g., premise, prospectus) documents and find themselves needing writing guidance and support.

Learn about the Preproposal Workshop.

 

Doctoral Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing the Proposal

Appropriate for doctoral students who have a working draft of their dissertation, project, or doctoral study proposal but find themselves needing writing guidance and support.

Learn about the Proposal Workshop.

 

Doctoral Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing the Introduction

Appropriate for doctoral students who have a working draft of their introduction, are committed to an area of research for their dissertation, project study, or doctoral study, and are unclear as to how to introduce and articulate its importance to a scholarly audience.

Learn about the Introduction Workshop.

 

Doctoral Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing the Literature Review

Appropriate for doctoral candidates who have a working draft of the Literature Review of their dissertation, project study, or doctoral study but need writing guidance and support.

Learn about the Literature Review Workshop.

 

Doctoral Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing the Methods Section

Appropriate for students who have a working draft of their methods section and feel like they need some extra help or support with the writing component of their dissertations, project study, or doctoral study methods section.

Learn about the Methods Section Workshop.

 

Doctoral Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing the Postproposal Sections

Appropriate for doctoral students who have an approved proposal and a working draft of any postproposal section(s) (e.g., results, conclusion) and find themselves needing writing guidance and support.

Learn about the Postproposal Workshop.

Library Subject Specialist Consultation

Librarian appointments allow you to set up one-on-one sessions with a librarian liaison in your subject area in order to brainstorm and develop effective research strategies for your dissertation or doctoral study literature review.

Learn more about librarian appointments.

Methodology Consultation

Qualitative and Quantitative Methodology Office Hours

Office Hours provide an informal, drop-in setting where students may ask questions and receive advice about research methodology at any stage during dissertation or doctoral study research.

Students may ask any questions pertaining to writing a proposal, choosing a research design, collecting data, analyzing data, or writing up results. The methodology advisor will provide advice and resources.

See current Qualitative Methodology Office Hours

See current Quantitative Methodology Office Hours

Statistics Tutoring

Statistics tutoring is available by appointment. Students working on their dissertations, doctoral studies, or capstones may schedule a 60-minute session to meet one-on-one with a statistics tutor for instructional guidance and support.

Learn about statistics tutoring appointments.

 

Writing Courses

Graduate Writing I: Basic Composition

Appropriate for graduate students who want to strengthen their scholarly writing skills, with a focus on critical reading and effective summary.

Term Length Credits Tuition
Quarter-based 8 weeks 1.5

$195

Tuition waived if required by program director

Semester-based 8 weeks 1

$195

Tuition waived if required by program director

Learn more about Graduate Writing I: Quarter-based

Learn more about Graduate Writing I: Semester-based

 

Graduate Writing II: Intermediate Composition

Appropriate for graduate students who want to strengthen their scholarly writing skills, with a focus on paraphrasing, synthesizing, and evaluating main ideas.

Term Length Credits Tuition
Quarter-based 8 weeks 1.5

$195

Tuition waived if required by program director

Semester-based 8 weeks 1

$195

Tuition waived if required by program director

Graduate Writing II: Quarter-based

Graduate Writing II: Semester-based