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Capstone and Comprehensive Examinations

The Capstone Seminar (PBAD 7638) serves as the culminating course for the MPA degree program.  Students should typically enroll in the Capstone course in the same semester as their intended graduation date.  It is important to note that students enrolled in the Capstone Seminar will be required to sit for a comprehensive examination.  The comprehensive examination is comprised of two sections. The first section contains questions related to courses in the core curriculum, while the second section is tailored to the student’s area of concentration in the MPA program.

Upcoming Examination Dates


Fall Semester – Monday, October 26

Spring Semester – Monday, March 29

Summer Semester (permission only) – Monday, June 28


Fall Semester – Monday, October 25

Spring Semester – Monday, March 28

Summer Semester (permission only) – Monday, June 27


Fall Semester – Monday, October 31

Spring Semester – Monday, March 27

Summer Semester (permission only) – Monday, June 26

Last updated: 7/21/2020