A capstone course is a graduate course that serves as a final comprehensive assessment of the knowledge and skills of a master’s student in the major field of study. As a culminating activity, a capstone course is taken in the last semester of a master’s program and may be a grade-point course or pass-fail course. A capstone course may be designated with a program-specific graduate course number or the university-wide graduate course 692 Capstone Course.
A student who receives a grade of F in a capstone course may not graduate in that semester or term, regardless of whether the student is otherwise qualified to do so. A failed capstone course may be repeated (refer to repetition of courses). If repeating a capstone course, a student must enroll for the number of credits required by the course.