Capstone Studies

The capstone project is a vehicle for a student to conduct significant and rigorous research that will add meaningful content to existing knowledge and foster growth in the field. These pages contain links to useful information that will help you when writing your capstone study:

In addition to these resources, there are also webinars available through the Writing Center on preparing for the form and style review, using the doctoral capstone template, and writing each of the main areas in doctoral capstone studies: the introduction, literature review, methodology, results, and conclusion. Check out the archive to view recordings of past sessions.

If you have writing or APA questions about the proposal or final doctoral study, contact To learn more about these and other capstone writing resources, view the short video below. 

Additional Research Resources


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Feeling stumped about how to describe the purpose of your research, your approach, or your methods?  The Center for Research Quality has tutorials on all of these topics (and more!).  Click the links below to investigate.

Purposes of Research

Research Approaches and Theoretical Frameworks

Literature Reviews

The Writing Center also has webinars on a variety of capstone-related topics and has also compiled this list of books on writing theses and dissertations for your use.

Finally, remember that your chair and other faculty members are your best resources for specific, content-related questions.