Paper Templates

1. Course Paper


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This Word template provides a starting point for course papers at Walden. Note that some schools have their own requirements that might differ slightly. 

APA Course Paper Template With Advice (6th ed.)

APA Course Paper Template (6th ed.)

2. DBA Templates

Many DBA course assignments will follow the basic Course Paper Template.

DBA Doc Study Template (6th ed.)
     Template Demonstration Video

Instructions for Using the DBA Doc Study Template (6th ed.)

DBA PDP (6th ed.)  


3. EdD Templates

Many EdD course papers assignments will follow the basic Course Paper Template.

EdD Prospectus Template The prospectus template goes into effect June 30, 2014. For more on the EdD prospectus, including a guide and rubric, visit the EdD page on the Center for Research Quality website.

EdD Project Option Template (APA 6th ed.)
     Template Demonstration Video

EdD Project Study Instructions

EdD Research Option Template (APA 6th ed.) This template should be used ONLY by Teacher Leadership (TL) and Administrative Leadership (AL) students who enrolled before January 1, 2009.


ComP Template (APA 6th ed.)

Praxis Template (APA 6th ed.)

4. Knowledge Area Module (KAM)

5. Learning Agreement (LA)

7. M.S. IDT

8. School of Nursing

9. Professional Development Plan (PDP)

Several Walden programs require a PDP, but the content and layout varies. If you have not been provided a guideline, you may want to begin with the basic PDP templates here:

PDP (Course-based)

PDP (KAM-based)

Some programs have sent us templates or exemplars that offer more specific guidance. See below:

PhD in Education PDP


See below for details about the purposes and requirements of this assignment for both course-based and KAM-based students.

Purpose of the PDP (Course-Based)

Purpose of the PDP (KAM-Based)


11. Thesis Templates

12. EdS Assignments and Capstone Template

EdS Capstone Template (EDUC 7901 only)

Responding to a Case Study (PowerPoint)

13. Undergraduate Courses

Several Walden undergraduate instructors have put together model papers for students in their courses, with advice on formatting and organizing material in written assignments. Below, you will find two examples used in Walden undergraduate courses. Keep in mind that your instructor may have specific preferences, so always use your instructor’s guidelines first.

Undergraduate Paper Advice 1

Undergraduate Paper Advice 2

Undergraduate Capstone Template

14. PowerPoint Presentation

Though there is no official APA format for PowerPoint presentations, the Writing Center has created a basic template that includes formatting suggestions and tips.  Review what the APA Style Blog has to say about presentations here.

PowerPoint (with advice)


Additional Document Help

Microsoft Word Help

Microsoft Excel Help

Microsoft PowerPoint Help

Walden Career Services Advice on Crafting CVs and Resumes

Just getting started with our templates? Watch this short video for an overview on using them correctly and effectively.

We also offer several webinars on APA style, and a webinar on using the doctoral capstone templates.  Register for upcoming sessions or watch recordings of previous sessions on our webinar page.