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PADM697 - Creative Project Capstone in Public Administration

Course Details

Course Code: PADM697 Course ID: 4804 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

The Public Administration Creative Project Capstone course gives students the opportunity to address issues of public importance that are directly or closely related to their own career, occupation, profession or current position. Creative projects as program capstones may derive from a wide variety of organizationally defined formats such as legislative proposals (local, state or Federal), amicus briefs, standard operating procedures, training program manual, procedure manuals, organizational change proposals, communication plans, or recruitment plans to name but a few. The format will be proposed by the student and approved by the instructor. The creative project must demonstrate originality and will follow the style requirements set by the department currently the American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Manual. NOTE: It is mandatory for students to contact their Academic Advising team when they are 2 or 3 courses out from the capstone. THIS COURSE IS 16 WEEKS.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 12/27/20 Summer 2020 Session C 16 Week session
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 01/24/21 Fall 2020 Session A 16 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 02/21/21 Fall 2020 Session K 16 Week session
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 03/28/21 Fall 2020 Session C 16 Week session
07/27/20 - 01/01/21 01/04/21 - 04/25/21 Winter 2021 Session A 16 Week session
08/31/20 - 01/29/21 02/01/21 - 05/23/21 Winter 2021 Session K 16 Week session
09/28/20 - 02/26/21 03/01/21 - 06/20/21 Winter 2021 Session C 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Assess the leading approaches to managing public organizations
  • Evaluate the moral, legal, and ethical aspects of decision-making in the public sector
  • Evaluate the government budgeting process and funding of government programs and organizations
  • Appraise the role of government organizations in public policy development and implementation
  • Develop solutions to a public issue that take into account multiple stakeholders and decision-makers
  • Implement the core concept of public service by providing evidence of service to the public or nonprofit sector
  • Critique a difficult political situation and offer creative and innovative solutions that take into account multiple stakeholders and decision-makers
  • Implement the core concept of public service by providing evidence of service to the public or nonprofit sector
  • Assess the part diversity, or lack thereof, plays in public administration
NameGrade %
Proposal 5.00 %
Proposal (week 2) 5.00 %
Literature Review 10.00 %
Literature Review (week 5) 10.00 %
Journal 10.00 %
Journal (week 12) 10.00 %
Draft Project 20.00 %
Draft Project (week 14) 20.00 %
Three Minute Capstone 5.00 %
Three Minute Capstone (Week 15) 5.00 %
Final Project 50.00 %
Final Project (week 16) 50.00 %

Required Readings

APUS End of Program Capstone End of Program (EOP) Manual at

Additional Resources

Students provide additional resources through their research.

Web Sites

In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain web sites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Web Site URL/Address

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

APUS ePress Style Guide and Thesis Construction - 11507859

APUS Library Capstone Site


Book Title:There are no required books for this course.

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.