Answered By: Judith Jablonski
Last Updated: Jul 28, 2017     Views: 1110

Exceptional capstone and thesis papers may be published in the Master's Capstone Theses Collection on the library's DigitalCommons@APUS website. 

In order for the paper to be considered for library publication, it must:

  • have received a grade of A+ (i.e., Passed with distinction);
  • have been recommended by the capstone instructor, the program director, AND the school dean;
  • been approved by the Graduate Studies dean; and
  • have been approved for publication by the APUS Library.

Reviews are completed on a quarterly basis (i.e., every 3 months). 

Once a paper has been approved at all levels, it is published as a PDF file on the DigitalCommons@APUS website. This file is available on the open web.

NOTE:  Without exception, all passing graduate capstone papers are to be submitted to the library by the program director. All capstone projects are retained in the Library's internal electronic archive. This internal archive is not available on the open web.  Only papers that are pass the approval process outlined above will be published publicly.

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).  If you have any questions, please contact

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