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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.
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
|Literature Review||4.00 %|
|Methodology/Theoretical Framework||4.00 %|
|Draft paper||20.00 %|
|Final Thesis||70.00 %|
|Final paper||70.00 %|
APUS End of Program Capstone End of Program (EOP) Manual at http://apus.libguides.com/APUS_ePress/EOP_Manual
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.
Web Site URL/Address
APUS Style Guide
|Book Title:||There are no required books for this course.|
Not current for future courses.