All Graduate Center dissertations, theses, and capstone projects since are posted to Academic Works. Some are immediately available to read and download, and some become available after an embargo period set by the author. In addition, all pre dissertations and doctoral capstone projects have been digitized and are available to the CUNY community via our Retrospective Dissertations, database CUNY Login required. Dissertations, theses, and capstone projects are listed by program below. To browse by year, go to the to-level Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects page.
Choosing a Doctoral Capstone Project: Where Do I Begin?
The Difference Between a Dissertation and Doctoral Capstone – Capella University Blog
Perhaps you are putting all thoughts of the capstone out of your mind, thinking that it is far, far in the future, something to worry about at a later date and definitely not as pressing as the paper that is due tomorrow. Or, like many of your fellow students, you may already be thinking ahead to the capstone with dread and trepidation, wondering how you will ever pull together all of the pieces necessary to complete this major benchmark. Regardless of where you are in the program, there are things that you can be doing along the way to make the final capstone just a bit less daunting. Knowing from the start what is expected will set you up for success and help prevent unpleasant surprises. To become familiar with requirements, review the capstone resources for your program. As you complete class assignments, take note of themes and subjects that continue to emerge from the research, and identify those that are of particular interest to you.
PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision: Overview
As you prepare to complete your degree program, you may experience more freedom of choice in your options for a culminating assignment. A thesis or capstone project requires you to prove your understanding of vital concepts associated with your chosen profession. Both of these projects are important parts of completing your degree, but they are very different in both process and presentation. Whether your degree program requires one of these projects or you get to choose, it's important to understand what the project entails.
With the establishment of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate CPED in , schools and colleges who offer EdD programs have been working to improve the curriculum and focus of the Doctor of Education degree. Part of that reassessment has included both the topic and structure of the traditional EdD capstone: the doctoral dissertation. Some EdD programs now feature what is known as a dissertation-in-practice, while other programs have replaced the dissertation with a project option or other form of applied capstone. The dissertation-in-practice maintains the formal five-chapter structure of the scholarly dissertation, but is distinct from the traditional dissertation in that its focus is both narrower and more directly applied to a professional context.