2015-2016 Walden University Student Handbook (March 2016) 
    
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2015-2016 Walden University Student Handbook (March 2016) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Residencies and Requirements


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As part of Academic Affairs, Academic Residencies coordinates all university residencies and answers questions related to academic residency policies, locations, dates, and reservation procedures.

Academic residencies are face-to-face or virtual learning experiences held throughout the year at various locations for students to meet with college faculty, administrators, and representatives from the Center for Student Success (Walden Library, Writing Center, Career Center), Center for Research Quality, and academic advisors and student support staff. They also provide a foundation on which students can progress through the process of completing the research degree by developing scholarly research and professional skills that reflect the university’s mission of positive social change.

The following core goals guide the student experience during residencies:

  • Socialization into degree program expectations and the professional community
  • Development of graduate research skills
  • Promotion of scholarship and professional skills
  • Discussion of the role that scholarly research and professional skills can play in the university’s mission of positive social change
Program Residency Requirements
PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) Three face-to-face residencies
PhD in Psychology (specialization in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology)—Academic Year in Residence Four PhD residencies AND four face-to-face AYR blended residencies
PhD (other than those listed above with different requirements)

Four residencies* (minimum of two face-to-face)

Optional:  Virtual residencies for Residency 2 and Residency 4

Optional:  Dissertation Intensive retreat as Residency 4 or after completing four required residencies

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Two face-to-face residencies

Optional:  Doctoral Study Intensive retreat
Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA) Two face-to-face residencies
Doctor of Information Technology (DIT)

Two face-to-face residencies

Optional:  Doctoral Study Intensive retreat
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Two face-to-face residencies
Doctor of Social Work (DSW) One face-to-face residency
Doctor of Education (EdD)

One face-to-face residency

Optional:  EdD Advanced residency (face-to-face or virtual)

Optional:  Doctoral Study Intensive retreat

Master of Social Work (MSW) Two face-to-face residencies
MS in Addiction Counseling (AC) Two face-to-face residencies
MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Two face-to-face residencies
MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling (MCFC) Two face-to-face residencies
MS in School Counseling (SC) Two face-to-face residencies
Doctor of Nursing Practitioner (DNP) Optional:  DNP Intensive retreat

*PhD students have the option of attending a virtual residency to satisfy the Residency 2 and/or Residency 4 requirement. PhD students also have the option of attending an approved professional conference (RESI 8900 based on program availability) or a dissertation intensive (DRWI 8500) in order to satisfy the Residency 4 requirement.

Technology Requirements for All Residencies

Students participating in face-to-face academic residencies are required to use a personal computer (laptop), tablet, or mobile device for their work at the residencies. The personal computer, tablet, or mobile device must meet Walden University’s minimum technical requirements.

For students attending a virtual residency, in addition to the standard Walden technical requirements, their computers must meet these technical requirements:

  • Have speakers or headset
  • Have a microphone
  • Have a webcam (minimum resolution at 640 x 480 standard definition)
  • Have high-speed Internet (strongly preferred due to streaming media needs)

Registration and links to residency information are through the myWalden university portal.

Residency Descriptions, Learning Outcomes, and Session Abstracts

Doctoral Level

Master’s Level

Current information about Academic Residencies, including schedules and locations, can be accessed at http://residencies.waldenu.edu.