Graduate Capstone Experience

The capstone experience may consist of a comprehensive written or oral examination, thesis or research paper, portfolio, creative work, clinical immersion, or some combination of these experiences. The requirement can be satisfied after the student is enrolled in the last semester of the graduate program. If an unsatisfactory grade is given on the first attempt to satisfy the requirement, no more than one additional attempt is permitted. If the student fails to meet the graduate program’s minimum criteria for the capstone experience on the second attempt, the chief academic officer will be notified and will send the student a letter of dismissal from the program.