Residency is the ideal opportunity to enhance your skills through sustained collaboration with Grand Canyon University (GCU) faculty, doctoral learners and Master of Divinity (MDiv) students in a person-to-person, week-long program. We strategically plan special conferences, professional exchange forums and elective sessions, as well as opportunities to worship and attend Chapel services, in order to offer you vital resources and provide spiritual balance to your educational journey.

Doctoral Writing Retreats

The Dissertation Intensive Writing Retreat is designed to assist all doctoral learners in continuing the development or revision of their prospectus, proposal or final dissertation. An optional retreat, doctoral learners are invited to improve their quality of writing, research and analysis ¬- all while receiving immediate feedback and coaching.

Master of Divinity Residency

MDiv students are required to attend weeklong residencies throughout their educational degree program in order to earn their degree. Each residency is strategically designed to further student learning in a conference-style environment at key points within the program of study and provide excellent opportunities for you to work with professors, colleagues, missionaries, ministers and leaders serving in vocational ministry to deepen understanding, enhance skills and cultivate lifelong relationships. The immersive concept for residency strengthens community relationships and your ability to access tools for ministry and aligns with the dynamic capabilities of GCU's online programs.

To learn more about our residency programs and retreats, call 855-GCU-LOPE.