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Peer Mentors:
Doctoral Peer Mentors

“My mentor is engaged, responds proactively and provides valuable insight. I appreciate their encouragement as well!”

About the Program

Doctoral Peer Mentors are experienced Walden students who provide social support, insider tips, and guidance to incoming doctoral students in the first few months of their program.

This is an optional program for doctoral students. If you join the program, your mentor will be available via email, and you will be added to the WDPM.8000 Doctoral Peer Mentor Program classroom, where you can schedule an individual appointment to chat with your mentor using Blackboard Collaborate. Plus, you can connect with your peer mentor and other mentees via our private Facebook group and during our virtual Monthly Meetups.

Your mentor/mentee relationship will continue until you attend your first residency or complete three terms, whichever comes first.


You must be in your first or second term of a doctoral program and have not yet attended residency to join the peer mentor program.


Mentor assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis. If a mentor is not available, you will be added to the waitlist and a mentor will be assigned as soon as possible.

We are currently accepting requests for the following start dates:

Winter Quarter Start Dates

  • November 30, 2020
  • December 14, 2020


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