2018–2019 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2018) 
    
    Jul 17, 2019  
2018–2019 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Residencies


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Doctoral candidates in the DrPH program are required to attend two face-to-face residencies. At the first residency, candidates interact with one another and with program faculty members, building their networks and reinforcing their identities as members of the Walden DrPH community. The residency agenda features sessions on the structure of the DrPH program, the nature of the doctoral study and the process of its completion, leadership in the discipline, and current topics in the profession.

The focus of the second residency is to assist candidates in the completion of the doctoral study proposal and the doctoral study. In addition to presentations on current topics in the discipline, students participate in sessions on doctoral study success strategies as well as presenting and disseminating research. Both residencies include peer mentoring, as well as one-on-one sessions with faculty members, and representatives from the Center for Student Success, Center for Research Quality, academic advisors, and student support staff.

Residency Timing

Residency Required or Optional Timing
Residency 1 Required face-to-face

Complete Residency 1 face-to-face as soon as you begin your program; should be taken within 90 days of completing PUBH 8003 AND prior to PUBH 8246.

Focus: Program orientation, leadership in the discipline, overview of doctoral study capstone project, program and academic advising, and socialization into the profession.
Residency 2 Required face-to-face

Complete Residency 2 face-to-face after PUBH 8246 AND prior to PUBH 9100 Research Forum.

Focus: Completion of the doctoral study proposal and capstone project, presenting and disseminating research, program and academic advising.

Learning Outcomes

The following are key learning outcomes you will be expected to achieve as part of your residency experiences at each level:

Residency 1

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the necessary elements required to complete the program.
  2. Use university support services to contribute to the successful completion of the doctoral degree.
  3. Utilize critical-thinking skills expected of doctoral students.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the literature review process necessary to complete the doctoral study.
  5. Demonstrate leadership skills expected of doctoral students.
  6. Demonstrate best practices in presentation skills. 
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of quantitative approaches necessary to complete the doctoral study.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to formulate appropriate research questions for the doctoral study that incorporate social change.
  9. Identify strategies for continued professional development as scholar-practitioners.

Residency 2

  1. Utilize critical-thinking skills expected of doctoral students.
  2. Demonstrate leadership skills expected of doctoral students.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of research elements necessary to complete the doctoral study such as research design and methodology.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of quantitative approaches necessary to complete the doctoral study.
  5. Demonstrate best practices in presentation skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of what is required to disseminate research within the appropriate field.
  7. Identify strategies for continued professional development as scholar-practitioners.