Support at Strategic Points in Your Journey

Academic residencies give you the opportunity to connect and collaborate with faculty members and hundreds of your peers. Required for doctoral students and some master’s students, residencies are designed to enhance your learning at key points in your academic development. Face-to-face residencies are held in locations throughout the United States and abroad, while virtual residencies are hosted online for eligible PhD students.*

Walden students often find their residency very beneficial and speak highly of their experiences:
“My first residency was in Minneapolis in 2010, and I was very nervous about attending. I wasn’t sure what to expect or how the residency would benefit my program. I am extremely glad I gave the residency experience a chance. Not only did I learn about research skills and APA formatting, but I also developed professional relationships with other scholars in my field.”

Amanda Coffee
PhD in Education Graduate

Additional benefits include:

  • Establishing a network of professionals who support and practice scholarly endeavors.
  • Cultivating and refining skills essential to your profession.
  • Meeting with faculty and staff members who can assist you with your academic and career planning, writing, and research projects.
  • Discussing experiences and insights with students from a wide range of educational and cultural backgrounds who share your interests.
  • Preparing you for participation in professional communities of scholars.
  • Finding additional support for researching and writing your dissertation or doctoral study.
  • Conceptualizing and developing doctoral research that contributes to positive social change.

For current students seeking additional information about Walden’s upcoming residencies, see the calendar of locations and dates.

Learn more about specific types of residencies:

Resources for International Students

Find out if online higher education is right for you. Request information or speak with an enrollment advisor by calling 1-866-492-5336. A list of international toll-free phone numbers is available for students outside the United States.

*Eligible PhD students must be participating in a four-part residency model. Students currently enrolled in the PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision program or those required to complete an Academic Year in Residence are not eligible to attend virtual residencies.


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  • The Residency Experience

    Dr. Phillip Neely

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    Charles Guthrie
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