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PADM699 - Public Administration Capstone

Course Details

Course Code: PADM699 Course ID: 2782 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

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.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session A 16 Week session
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 02/23/20 Fall 2019 Session K 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 2.00 %
Proposal 2.00 %
Sections 8.00 %
Literature Review 4.00 %
Methodology/Theoretical Framework 4.00 %
Draft 20.00 %
Draft paper 20.00 %
Final Thesis 70.00 %
Final paper 70.00 %

Required Readings

APUS End of Program Capstone End of Program (EOP) Manual at http://apus.libguides.com/APUS_ePress/EOP_Manual

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 website addresses can change.

Site Name

Web Site URL/Address

Purdue

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

APUS Style Guide

http://apus.campusguides.com/content.php?pid=205954&sid=3202561 - 11507859

APUS Library

http://apus.campusguides.com/writing/thesiscapstone

IRB

http://www.apus.edu/community-scholars/institutional-review-board/

Book Title:There are no required books for this course.
ISBN:NTR
Author:NOTE

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.