Answered By: Lisa Raymond
Last Updated: Aug 09, 2015     Views: 207

Can I add someone to my Ph.D. committee who is not a Walden faculty member?

Only in very rare cases may students include an external (non-Walden) member to their dissertation or doctoral study committee. You will need to show that no one on the Walden faculty has the expertise needed to mentor or evaluate a specific aspect of your research topic appropriately. View more information about the requirements for adding an external committee member in the Walden University Center for Research Quality website.


For further information, please contact research@waldenu.edu.

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