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PADM699 - Public Administration Capstone


Preparation for the Master of Public Administration thesis begins on day one of a student's graduate program of study. The theories, research methods, analytical skills, and substantive knowledge obtained through the Public Administration curriculum provide the basis for the thesis project. In this course, instructors guide students through the thesis process. Students are expected to submit all required components of the research process beginning with a thesis proposal. The thesis proposal must provide a clear description of a contestable question or problem and a proposed method of answering the question or solving the problem. The thesis requires students to present an original argument using proper academic writing conventions including carefully documented primary and/or secondary sources. Guidance on the format of the thesis and proposal are contained in the APUS End of Program Manual. NOTE: This course may not be taken until all other courses are COMPLETED and student has a 3.0 GPA.THIS COURSE IS 16 WEEKS.






Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
07/30/18 - 01/04/19 01/07/19 - 04/28/19 Winter 2019 Session A - 16 Week session
08/27/18 - 02/01/19 02/04/19 - 05/26/19 Winter 2019 Session K - 16 Week session

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Book Title: Course materials will change for January 2019 and beyond. Please email for an updated booklist.
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Book Title: The New Public Service: Serving, Not Steering, 4th ed. (this title will be required in PADM500, PADM505, PADM520, PADM530, PADM610, PADM612, PADM697 and PADM699. Only one purchase required) (Hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore.)
ISBN: 9781138891258
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Author: J. Denhardt and R. Denhardt
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