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    Walden University
  Nov 21, 2017
2016-2017 Student Handbook (March 2017) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

KAM Dissertation Policies

KAM Completion Required Before Beginning Dissertation

This policy is intended for PhD students for whom Knowledge Area Modules (KAMs) are part of their required program.

Submitting the prospectus and having it formally approved by the chair and program leadership is the first official approval step in starting the dissertation.  Submitting a prospectus to the chair and assembling a dissertation committee requires successful completion of the following.

  1. All academic coursework and knowledge area modules (KAMs) in a student’s program of study (POS).
  2. All core research training experiences in a student’s POS, including all research courses (except the advanced research course for PhD students) and any prospectus development and companion courses.

In addition, two of the four PhD residencies are strongly recommended.