PA 5558 - Capstone Research & PA 5559 - Capstone in Public Administration

These courses are taken during the final year of study. The courses integrate the theory and practice of public administration, covering a variety of topics including ethics, finding a job, and negotiating benefits, as well as practical problem-solving. Each student conducts a major research project on a management problem. The paper is prepared in consultation with an MPA faculty member and is presented during a formal Capstone Conference attended by MPA students, alumni, faculty, and administrators, as well as friends and family. A meeting will be held early in the fall semester with students who plan to complete their Capstone in the following spring semester so that topics and supervisors can be chosen. 


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MPA Director
Dr. Mark Bradbury

Anne Belk Hall Room
PO Box 32107
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Department of Government and Justice Studies



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