Doctoral Capstone Courses at Ashford University

Complete your doctoral program with the Doctoral Capstone. This course is the culmination of the Doctor of Psychology, PhD in Education, PhD in Human Services, and the PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership programs at Ashford University. The focus of this advanced seminar is to help you translate everything you’ve learned in your degree program into highly realistic case studies related to your field of interest.

Doctoral Capstone Class Descriptions and Credit Information

DOC 8770 Doctoral Capstone Seminar

4 Credits

This seminar provides students the opportunity to apply what they have learned in their curriculum to highly realistic case studies related to their fields of specialization for the doctorate. Through discussions among students and the instructor, students will review, analyze and evaluate case studies emphasizing the practice of the content in their curriculum. The course will involve the analysis and evaluation of one or more case studies. Students will contemplate complex questions posed by their instructor, reply to those questions, respond to other students’ analyses and evaluations, and receive faculty feedback. Each student will submit a final assignment on each case, involving his or her critical thinking on the core issues presented in the case and the presentation and defense of an approach to addressing those core issues. (This course may not be transferred in.)