Base your thesis or capstone project on your topic interest and goals.
Writing a thesis enables you to refine your research and writing skills while exploring a topic of individual interest. It also results in the production of a document which can support an application to a Ph.D. program and may have the potential for publication.
A thesis typically introduces the purpose, scope, and significance of a chosen topic; situates the topic within the context of the available literature in the field; explains the
research method employed and the rationale for the research; it examines the results of the research; and it summarizes the importance of the project.
A capstone project enables you to improve targeted employment-oriented skills. It may also result in the production of a document which can provide a significant contribution to an employment portfolio or a document which can support an application to a Ph.D. program.
This option allows you to gain practical experience in the design, management, and completion of a professional writing project (deliverable). This may include the production of a manual, public relations materials, a website, a usability assessment, or other documents for a workplace. A rationale report must accompany the document; this report explains how the document applies and reflects the production of the
deliverable for the workplace.