|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 in term 1 or term 2.
Focus: Socialization into Walden, community building, introductory skill and professional identity development, team building, scholarly writing, identification of potential research topics for your dissertation.
Complete residency 2 as face-to-face or virtual after completing RSCH 8100/8110.
Focus: Introduction to research skills, self-assessment, dissertation and research skill development as well as professional development.
Complete residency 3 face-to-face after completing RSCH 8100/8110, 8200/8210, 8300/8310.
Focus: Prospectus writing and completion, proposal development, and dissertation processes.
Complete residency 4 after your prospectus is approved as follows:
|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: