4. Waiver Based on a Scholarly Article or Major Presentation

August 18, 2013
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 4.         Waiver Based on Scholarly Article Accepted for Publication or Major Presentation

If a student completes a scholarly article which is accepted for publication in any peer reviewed journal in public policy and administration the student is entitled to a waiver of the requirement to complete PAD 771 and the capstone project.[1]  The following journals are encouraged: any official journal of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, the American Society for Public Administration, or the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management . The Journal of Public Inquiry is also encouraged. Other journals are accepted at the discretion of the Program Directors in consultation with the Capstone Seminar faculty.

Students with a GPA of 3.7 or above may also become eligible for a waiver through acceptance of a scholarly paper at a national conference of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, the American Society for Public Administration, the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management , or the Association of Inspectors General.

Students seeking to satisfy the capstone requirement though this option should contact one of the Program Directors as soon as possible, particularly if the student has not yet undertaken or submitted the paper or article.