IPM 7765:Capstone: Practicum or Thesis
6 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 6 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: Second-year status in the MSIPM program.
All students will select a capstone path that includes either (1) a practical work experience and final written report; or (2) a traditional Master’s thesis. The work experience can take the form of an internship or experience in an appropriate work setting. During this final semester students should be able to demonstrate the ability to understand and articulate the policy management context of a problem. The Capstone course provides the opportunity for students to clarify and refine the global policy issues presented during their professional experience or thesis hypothesis generation stage. Students will develop a project work plan; identify appropriate methodologies for collecting and organizing relevant information, and make policy recommendations for successful management of the issues.
Note Offered as an online course.
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