The capstone project is the culmination of the master’s degree program in public communication at American University. All graduates complete a capstone as part of a capstone seminar working in close cooperation with faculty.
Graduate Capstones of 2015
Graduate Capstones of 2014
Top Graduate capstones of 2013
Gade, Melanie, Kendra. The Environmentalism of Everyday Life: A Quantitative Study on the Effectiveness of Message Frames for Latino Engagement. Download PDF
Weekend: Murti, Bhattiprolu. India’s Use of Digital Media to Engage with Diaspora as Part of its Public Diplomacy Outreach. Download PDF
Top graduate capstones of 2012
Arthur, Julie. Framing Child Neglect: A Content Analysis of National and Regional U.S. Newspaper Coverage. Download PDF
Top graduate capstone of 2011
Smyth, Anne. From Pages to Pixels: Promoting Books in the New Media Environment. Download PDF
Top graduate capstone of 2010
Gerdes, Julie. A Study on How Different Personality Types and Temperaments Respond to Tailored Donation Appeals.