The following templates are only for students who have consulted with their faculty committees and received approval to finish a EdD study in APA 6 by December 31, 2020.
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 their completed review.
A dissertation or project study is a formal manuscript written to address a gap in educational practice, thus resolving a local problem. Walden dissertations consist of five chapters (Chapter 1: Introduction to the Study, Chapter 2: Literature Review, Chapter 3: Research Method, Chapter 4: Reflections and Conclusions, Chapter 5: Discussion, Conclusions, and Recommendations). Walden project studies consist of four sections (Section 1: The Problem, Section 2: The Methodology, Section 3: The Project, Section 4: Reflections and Conclusions).
Access samples of published dissertations through the Walden library website under Databases. You can also access the Center for Research Quality's Doctoral Capstone and Project Resources for additional information on the dissertation and project study process, including the rubrics and the EdD Project Guide. If you have writing or APA questions about the proposal or final doctoral study, 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.