Course # NSM700: Capstone Project
Students in the master’s degree in Clinical Neuroscience will gather what they have learned throughout their master’s program and apply it to examine a specific idea, concept or application in clinical neuroscience. This will be accomplished through the Capstone Project that will serve as the culminating academic and intellectual experience of the master’s degree. Before a student prepares the Capstone Project, they must submit a comprehensive proposal that will be reviewed by a professor or instructor at the Carrick Institute. This proposal will include an introduction, theories, hypotheses, scholarly literature review, research methods, proposal alternatives and any other issues relevant to the project proposal. Students will identify a problem in the clinical neurosciences. Using the information gained in their studies, they will develop a hypothesis that will become the capstone proposal. The project will demonstrate the student’s proficiency and mastery in the field of neuroscience. The proposal will contain five sections: introduction, description of the problem, literature review, description of the project and references.
Capstone Project Paper
- This is where the students will demonstrate their scholarly work. The students will take the proposal and move it into a final project that will describe the goals of what they are about to do, relate their work to the existing work that is published in the literature and explain how their goals are going to relate to their chosen methodology into the uncommon of their project and their conclusions. At all times, the project should integrate all of the work that the student has done throughout the master’s degree.
Presentation of Capstone Project
Students will be required to present their work to their peers and instructors at a scheduled time after the Capstone Project has been accepted.