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Capstone Projects must address practical issues in public administration and must do so in a rigorous fashion. Although variation is permitted, these Projects commonly take one of these four forms:
Analysis of a security policy question with recommendations
Analysis of a security related law issue with administrative guidance and recommendations
Description and analysis of a security management strategy, approach, or trend, with recommendations
Case study of an organizational issue with lessons learned and recommendations
Please submit a 300 word (or less) abstract of your thesis topic in Blackboard before Saturday of Week One.
Identifying the project topic early is critical to successfully completing your project. This will help let you work with your instructor to evaluate the feasibility of the proposed study. The proposal should include the following:
An overview of the problem and its significance
A clear statement of the study’s purpose and methods so that it is obvious to the reader that the methods used will able to accomplish the intended purpose. (For most projects this will be a meta-analysis of the related literature and authoritative resources.)
Some background and literature demonstrating your understanding of the problem and its related issues.