|Residency||Required or Optional||Timing|
|Required Residency||Required face-to-face||Complete the EdD required residency face-to-face during your first year; required by the end of Term 3.|
|EdD Advanced Residency||
Complete an EdD Advanced residency face-to-face or virtual when you have your doctoral study committee assigned in the Prospectus course (EDUC 8081/EDDD 8900/8910) or just prior to the Prospectus course of your program. It is also highly recommended for candidates enrolled in EDUC 8090/EDDD 8990.
*Research shows students who attend an optional EdD Advanced residency complete their program an average of 6 months faster than those who do not attend.
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 EdD residency experiences: