2019–2020 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2019) 
    
    Dec 09, 2021  
2019–2020 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2019) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master’s Along the Way


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For doctoral programs that support entry by students with a bachelor’s degree, those programs may be set up so that a master’s degree can be awarded along the way. In such instances, students must complete all requirements of the master’s degree in order to be awarded that master’s degree. At the discretion of the academic unit, predetermined Capstone equivalents may be an approved option for satisfying the Capstone credit requirement. The master’s degree must be conferred prior to the conferral of the doctoral degree.

Although not considered an “along the way” credential, the same expectation exists for those students who choose to seek an educational specialist degree after completing significant credits in the EdD program but who have not completed the EdD program. Students must complete all requirements of the educational specialist degree in order to be awarded that degree.