Answered By: Judith Jablonski
Last Updated: Feb 08, 2017     Views: 911

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The APUS Library serves as the repository for all thesis/capstone papers. Without exception, all passing graduate capstone papers must be submitted to the library where they will be retained in the Library's electronic archives. The End of Program Assessment Manual for Graduate Studies (aka EOP Manual) outlines the requirements for the capstone project (as well as the comprehensive exam).


Capstone projects that have met the EOP Manual standards for Passed with distinction (aka PWD) and have been approved for publication are eligible for inclusion in the University’s Master's Capstone Theses Collection on the new DigitalCommons@APUS website. This is referred to as publication.

A student may also consider submitting his or her paper for publication in a scholarly journal. The following links may provide guidance. 

  • Graduate Student's Guide to Publishing (University of Michigan Library)
  • A Graduate Student's Guide to Publishing Scholarly Journal Articles Donna Lee Van Cott. PS: Political Science and Politics , Vol. 38, No. 4 (Oct., 2005), pp. 741-743.  (This article link is open to APUS students and faculty only)
  • Publishing Advice for Graduate Students. Thom Brooks (January 18, 2008).

    Abstract: Graduate students often lack concrete advice on publishing. This essay is an attempt to fill this important gap. Advice is given on how to publish everything from book reviews to articles, replies to book chapters, and how to secure both edited book contracts and authored monograph contracts, along with plenty of helpful tips and advice on the publishing world (and how it works) along the way in what is meant to be a comprehensive, concrete guide to publishing that should be of tremendous value to graduate students working in any area of the humanities and social sciences.

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