Graduate Course Descriptions

The following directory lists the graduate courses which the University expects to offer, although the University in no way guarantees that all such courses will be offered in any given academic year, and reserves the right to alter the list if conditions warrant. Click on the links below for a list of courses in that subject area. You may then click “View Classes” to see scheduled classes for individual courses.

5397. MPS Capstone Project

3.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: Open to students enrolled in the Master of Professional Studies degree program (RG3471).

Grading Basis: Graded

Towards the end of the M.P.S. program, students will select, with faculty approval, a topic for a major project that demonstrates the student's ability to define, analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and recommend actions or solutions to deal with a major issue, problem, or opportunity within the field of study. Capstone Projects may include job-related field projects, integrative analyses of professional literature, and comprehensive project proposals for adoption by third parties. In all cases, the Capstone Project is intended to demonstrate an extensive understanding of the topic area selected, the ability to devleop and integrative and systemic analysis of a problem, and the ability to identify appropriate solutions and recommendations. A written report documenting all aspects of the project will be presented for faculty approval.

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