DrPH Doctoral Study Template (APA 6)
This template is for students finishing doctoral capstone studies by December 31, 2020, and who have decided to continue with APA 6 as a style guide with faculty approval.
To prepare for the form and style review, use the following checklist, which is the same checklist we use when we review capstone manuscripts and the checklist we return to the student and committee along with the completed form and style review.
A doctoral study is a formal manuscript written on applied public health research. Walden doctoral studies consist of four sections:
You can access additional information on the Doctor of Public Health doctoral study and process from the Doctor of Public Health page in the Center for Researcy Quality's Doctoral Capstone and Project Resources. Access samples of published doctoral studies through the Walden library website under Databases. For proposal or doctoral study APA or writing-related questions, contact email@example.com.
APA 7 templates are now available for all doctoral capstones. If you have already been writing in an APA 6 template, please see the Grace Period update on the APA 7 Transition page to learn whether you have the option to continue using APA 6 format as you complete your capstone document.
If you would like to update an existing capstone document created with the APA 6 template to meet APA 7 rules, use the cheat sheet below to learn how to adapt the APA 6 template to APA 7. Alternatively, you can cut and paste your text into the new APA 7 template.
Walden editors are currently revising and updating the template instructional video.
Please review the 2019 Capstone Writing Clinic presentation, Using the Capstone Template.
In this video, form and style editors Dr. Joe Gredler, Carey Little Brown, and, Sam Herrington demonstrate and discuss how to use the Walden capstone templates.
The opening and introduction in this recording, about the first 20 minutes, covers
The second portion of this recording, from about 20 minutes in (until the end), includes a visual demonstration of using the actual template in MS Word, including
In addition, Walden editors suggest students review the SMRTguides on document formatting and Correcting Common Errors in the Capstone Template Table of Contents.