Academic residencies and pre-practicum/skills lab experiences 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/pre-practica/skills labs are designed to enhance your learning at key points in your academic development. Face-to-face doctoral residencies are held in locations throughout the United States and abroad, while virtual residencies are hosted online for students in select programs.* In person pre-practica and skills lab experiences that blend with your online courses are offered in select states for licensure.**
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.”
For current students seeking additional information about Walden’s upcoming residencies, see the calendar of locations and dates.
Stay on track in your program by completing your required academic residencies on time. View required residency timing information.
Find out if online higher education is right for you. Request information or speak with an enrollment specialist 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 are those who are participating in a program that requires four academic residencies. PhD virtual residencies are an option for residency 2 and residency 4 only. Students currently enrolled in the PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) program are not eligible to attend virtual residencies. Students in the PsyD Behavioral Health Leadership program are required to complete one virtual residency. EdD students have the option to attend an EdD Advanced virtual residency.