Students who wish to complete the Master's Thesis to satisfy the capstone requirement must complete the following steps before submitting their final document for faculty review:
1) Identify a faculty thesis advisor, and complete the corresponding thesis advisor form.
2) Work with your faculty thesis advisor to select a defensible thesis topic that is to be written on an actionable policy area that showcases your learned policy skills and studies from the MAPP Program. Your advisor can help guide you on your selected topic.
3) Defend a prospectus of your thesis that outlines your question and analysis plan. The defense committee will consist of your advisor and the Director of the MA in Public Policy program.
4) Meet with your faculty thesis advisor regarding your progress on at least two (2) occasions during the research and authoring of your thesis."