All School of Information MSIS students complete a "capping" experience to their academic studies, one that enables them to integrate their professional education and the intellectual and institutional vocations toward which they are striving. This is to be a culminating experience that synthesizes a variety of skills, knowledge, and expertise while showing that the student can lead an independent project. When considering a capstone experience, students are strongly encouraged to consult the Capstone Student Manual, the Career Development Director, and individual academic advisors.
In a single semester, you will complete a fieldwork-based project under the primary guidance of a field supervisor from the organization sponsoring your project.
Working with the guidance of a faculty advisor and a second faculty reader, you will write a publishable-quality paper on a topic of your choice in a single semester.
Working with the guidance of a faculty advisor and a second faculty reader, you will write a publishable-quality paper on a topic of your choice across two semesters.
The process of planning and getting approval for your capstone takes considerable time, effort, planning, coordination, and securing of signatures. Please read the Capstone Manual for specific approval processes.
The first deadline, which is the last class day of the semester immediately preceding the student's capstone semester, is the date by which the initial completed proposal forms must be submitted to the capstone faculty for approval. The second date posted is the first class day of the capstone semester, and the final date for final/revised proposal approval.
Proposal Submission Dates for AY 2019-2020
|Spring 2020||Summer 2020||Fall 2020|
|Last class day of preceding semester||Monday, December 9||Friday, May 8||Tuesday, July 28|
|First class day of capstone semester||Tuesday, January 21||Thursday, June 4||Wednesday, August 26|