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Residencies and Colloquia

Face-to-Face Learning and Practice

Residencies provide opportunities to practice the skills and theories taught in the course room in the company of other students and under the supervision of faculty. The type, length, and number of residencies required varies by degree program, but may include the following:


Face-to-face doctoral training that may include workshops, discussions, and/or labs designed to foster the critical thinking required for professional practice and research.


Formal instruction and practice through participation in cohort group sessions that allow faculty and master’s students to interact as a community of scholars. Some programs include individual advising sessions to assess academic progress.


Ongoing face-to-face opportunities designed to develop critical skills and strengthen socialization into the profession. Program requirements may include graduate teaching experience, extended seminars, weekend experiences, and/or professional activities.

What to Expect

During residency, Capella faculty members deliver a rewarding experience by providing instruction, evaluation, and real-time feedback during activities that may include:

  • Cohort group sessions that allow interaction as a community of scholars
  • Individualized academic progress assessments to ensure core skill acquisition
  • Individualized faculty advising and support for degree completion plans in some programs
  • Networking opportunities with other students and faculty
  • Master's-level skills training and practice in areas of intervention, assessment, diversity, culture-specific issues, and ethics
  • PhD-level skills training and practice in critical analysis, research, and professional communication and sessions encouraging the development of scholar-practitioners

Residency Settings

Residencies take place in hotel conference rooms across the U.S.; locations vary from year to year. Past sites have included Atlanta, Denver, and Anaheim. Contact an enrollment counselor for future residency and colloquium sites.

Residency Costs

The price for each extended weekend experience is $1,495; year-in-residence extended seminars are $2,990. Pricing is subject to periodic adjustment but does not include costs for evening meals and travel. You will be responsible for making your hotel reservations and travel arrangements.

For more information about Capella University, your residency requirements, and estimated costs, contact an enrollment counselor at 1.866.933.5820 or by email.