dissertation vs doctoral capstone projects

The Difference Between a Dissertation and Doctoral Capstone

A doctoral program culminates in a final project, taking the form of either a dissertation or doctoral capstone.


How Can I Publish and Present My PhD Research?

You’ve spent hundreds of hours on your dissertation and finally completed your PhD program. Now what? A few tips on fi...


a week in the life of a doctoral student

A Week in the Life of a Doctoral Student

Two PhD students at Capella University share what an average week looks like in their different programs.

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acceptable dissertation research methods

What Are Acceptable Dissertation Research Methods?

In order to write a dissertation, you must complete research--either qualitative and quantitative.


What Support Is Available When Writing a Dissertation?

Writing a dissertation may be a singular effort, but that doesn’t mean you’re alone in the process. Learn what facul...


steps in writing a dissertation

What Are the Steps in Writing a Dissertation?

The doctoral dissertation is an extensive undertaking. Here are the steps and milestones in completing a dissertation at...


What Is a Dissertation?

A Capella University research chair explains the content and format of a dissertation.


information technology degree graduate shares dissertation experience

IT PhD Graduate Shares Dissertation Experience

A key component of a PhD program is the dissertation. Read one Capella University graduate’s experience in selecting a...

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