Capstone

Gain career experience while still in school—and get ready for professional success

community arts outreach coordinator Lisa Ahrendt
A student Capstone presentation.

No matter what your academic focus, our master’s level programs equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to launch your career. You’ll get hands-on, practical experience on real challenges in areas that interest you, becoming career-ready before you graduate.

Whether you pursue an MPA or an MSES, your education will culminate in a semester-long Capstone project. It’s the cumulative achievement of your degree. With a team of your peers, you’ll tackle a complex, multidisciplinary issue in a collaborative effort—delivering a formal report and public presentation, often for a real client.  

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Work with us.

Let us deliver professional consultant-quality work addressing—and offering solutions—to your organization’s specific issues. On our SPEA Capstone site you can review our past reports and projects then contact us or submit a proposal so that your organization can benefit from our work on your project.

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MAAA students: Fulfill experiential requirements through internships and practicums

Students pursuing their Master of Arts in Arts Administration gain professional, real-world experience through an internship and practicum projects. Work with an organization that matches your career goals—locally, across the nation, or across the world. 

Learn about the MAAA experiential requirements