Students must choose one of two alternatives for completion of the final six credits of coursework in the MBA/MPA dual degree curriculum. Most students will take the two capstone/research project courses PA 690 Research Seminar and MG 669 Strategic Management. Alternatively, students may elect to take the two-course, six-credit thesis option (Thesis I and II). If the thesis option is selected, the thesis must show ability to organize material in a clear and original manner and to present well-reasoned conclusions. Thesis preparation and submission must comply with Graduate School policy on theses as well as all specific departmental requirements.