The following process applies to all css division graduate students, regardless of degree program (csse or cse) or capstone goals (project or thesis) in general, a thesis is a scholarly written document aimed at an academic audience as a contribution to an existing body of knowledge a capstone project is aimed at. Similarities between the field project, thesis and capstone seminar first, capstone seminar, field project, and thesis are all supposed to test a mastery of the core curriculum that meets the three mpa goals second, the capstone seminar and the field project are more applied knowledge projects. Similarities the thesis and project are similar in a few ways first, they are both supposed to demonstrate that you have learned something, and that you have the ability to learn new things second, both the thesis and capstone project should draw on and integrate the knowledge that you gained in the courses that you took. The thesis and capstone project serve the same purpose they allow a student to demonstrate mastery of both a specific topic and the relation of this topic to the broader subject of american history and government the thesis or capstone project should also demonstrate the student's analytic and interpretive skills both the. Students intending to complete a thesis should consult the master's thesis handbook, available in the school of graduate studies office and also at the graduate website for additional guidance option b: capstone project - extensive and integrative analysis of literature this option does not typically involve data.
The main difference between a capstone project and a thesis is that a capstone project addresses a specific problem, issue or concern in your field of study, and a thesis attempts to create new. Note: without exception, all passing graduate capstone papers are to be submitted to the library by the program director all capstone projects are retained in the library's internal electronic archive this internal archive is not available on the open web only papers that are pass the approval process. Capstone experiences most of our master's programs require students to complete a final project rather than a thesis this is sometimes referred to as a capstone experience the project could be a product from an internship, a small applied research experience, a case study, a curriculum plan, etc work with your program.
Note: different departments may use different terms in referring to a graduate student's culminating paper or project while the guidelines refer to thesis throughout, they also pertain to creative project reports, capstone projects, manuals, or any culminating product required for graduating master's level students. All rights reserved reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without the written consent of oregon health & science university thesis or capstone: what to consider a guide for prospective students capstone project guide a capstone project is a six-credit, independent project that will be. This form should completed and submitted as soon as possible – normally in the fall or winter term preceding the year of your honours research thesis ( capstone project) this form should be completed by both biology and biochemistry students instructions are found on the form completion of this form will assist us in in.
In order to successfully finish graduate school, most master's programs require students to either write a thesis or complete a capstone project capstone projects, while they vary from university to university, are usually more “ experiential” projects where students take what they've learned throughout the course of their. Overview most students write a traditional thesis as their culminating experience students in the health systems and policy (hsp) concentration and the md/mph concurrent degree program have the option of substituting a capstone project for the thesis.