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

Residency Requirements


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Program Residency Requirements First Residency
PhD in Counselor Education and Supervison

One face-to-face residency

Two face-to-face pre-practicum labs
Term 1 or 2
PhD in Psychology (specialization in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology)—Academic Year in Residence

Four PhD residencies AND

four face-to-face AYR blended (BAYR) residencies in Minnesota
Term 1 or 2
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: Doctoral Study Intensive retreat as Residency 4 or after completing four required residencies
Term 1 or 2
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Two face-to-face residencies

Optional: Doctoral Study Intensive retreat
Term 1 or 2
Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA) Two face-to-face residencies Term 1 or 2
Doctor of Information Technology (DIT)

Two face-to-face residencies

Optional: Doctoral Study Intensive retreat
Term 1 or 2*
Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) One face-to-face residency Term 1 or 2
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Two face-to-face residencies Term 1 or 2
Doctor of Social Work (DSW) One face-to-face residency Term 1 or 2*
Doctor of Education (EdD)

One face-to-face residency

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

Optional: Doctoral Study Intensive retreat
Term 1, 2, or 3 in order to advance
Master of Social Work (MSW) Two face-to-face social work skills labs Term 2 or 3 in order to advance*
MS in Addiction Counseling (AC) Two face-to-face pre-practicum labs Term 3 or 4 in order to advance*
MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Two face-to-face pre-practicum labs Term 3 or 4 in order to advance
MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling (MCFC) Two face-to-face pre-practicum labs Term 3 or 4 in order to advance*
MS in School Counseling (SC) Two face-to-face pre-practicum labs Term 3 or 4 in order to advance*
Doctor of Nursing Practitioner (DNP) Optional: Face-to-face Doctoral Study Intensive retreat Term 3 or later

*See the program’s Timing page on the Residencies website for specific course prerequisites.