|Residency||Required or Optional||Timing|
|Residency 1||Required face-to-face||
Complete residency 1 face-to-face as soon as you begin your program; should be completed within 90 days of completing your Foundations course.
Focus: Socialization into Walden, community building, introductory skill and professional identity development, team building and scholarly writing.
Complete residency 2 as face-to-face or virtual within 18 months of your start date or linked to your registration for or completion of your first research course.
Focus: Introduction to research skills, self-assessment, dissertation and research skill development as well as professional development.
Complete residency 3 face-to-face by the end of your third year.
Focus: Prospectus writing and completion, proposal development, and dissertation processes.
Complete residency 4 during your third year or beyond as:
|Dissertation Intensive retreat||Optional face-to-face|
International Students: Be sure to register for your selected U.S. residency 3-4 months before the residency start date in order to allow sufficient time to complete the required processes and approvals for you to be able to travel and attend. View the SEVIS/I-20 site for complete information about the requirement for travel to U.S. residencies.
Walden residencies are designed to prepare you for your doctoral journey. Key goals of the Walden doctoral residency experience include:
The following are key learning outcomes you will be expected to achieve as part of your residency experiences: