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Doctoral Capstone and Residency

Developing your doctoral identity and preparing for your capstone are important steps as a doctoral student.

Doctoral Writing Groups

Join a Doctoral Peer Mentor in Zoom for structured writing time where you can write in the company of other doctoral students. At the beginning and end of the session, you will be invited to set a goal for yourself and share your self-reflections, but the rest of the session is devoted to independent work on your writing.

Register for Thursday, March 30 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
Register for Friday April 7 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am ET
Register for Friday April 14 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am ET
Register for Friday April 21 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am ET
Register for Thursday, April 27 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am ET

Learn more about Peer Live Events like the Doctoral Writing Groups

One of the best ways to handle any unknown situation is to go into it knowing that things may not always go as planned. It is important to be flexible.
Suzanne Switzer, My Experience with the Blended Academic Year in Residence (BAYR)

"Thank you for such a nicely put article. It did not sugar coat the difficulties and made me realize once again even while I am in the thick of it – this is doable."

Lynda McDonald, Comment, Completing my Doctoral Capstone


Are you the first in your family to pursue a doctoral degree?

This module is designed to help you develop a plan for success so you can break generational barriers and reach your doctoral goals.
Being Successful as a First-Generation Doctoral Student(Module)

Doctoral Capstone Form and Style

Walden University's Doctoral Form and Style Editors offer webinars and clinics covering such topics as introduction to the form and style review, guidance on the literature review process, and a question-and-answer panel.

Visit Form and Style Website

Completing my Doctoral Capstone

Developing Your Doctoral Identity

Savvy Student Podcast // Episode 18 // 11:01

Peer Mentor, Ashley Beverly, Discusses Developing a Doctoral Identity

By us developing that support for each other, we're able to see each other successfully complete this program.
Listen on SoundCloud

Attending Residency Video Series

All the Skills You Need to Succeed.