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MPPA Curriculum

Culminating Experience (3 units)

students studying togetherPPA 500, Culminating Experience A master's project or thesis comprises the program's culminating experience. Undertaken during the final semester, the project entails a thorough analysis of a policy or administrative issue, applying the interdisciplinary methods and perspectives the student has acquired in the core and elective curriculum. Only one other core course may be taken in the same semester as PPA 500. (3 units)

Please use APA style when writing your thesis. Diane Hacker's style manual (any edition you have from PPA 200) is the best guide to use, although the library has some good resources too.

You can find comprehensive information about the PPA Culminating Experience at our Thesis/Project webpage.

Graduate Studies' thesis/project webpage is also a good resource.