Elements of the capstone

  • Introduction to the capstone process
  • Explore populations and needs of the community
  • Identify your interests, values, and identity in order to begin the site matching process

  • Match with both a site and a mentor
  • Prepare and analyze a needs assessment in collaboration with the site, leading to your capstone purpose and development of an evidence-based capstone project

  • Gain in-depth knowledge in your focus area by being on-site for 14 weeks
  • Complete, analyze, and disseminate your capstone project

Find your perfect community partner

We have many community partners to make sure you find a fit for your area of focus and interest. Here is a snapshot of our community partners for the doctoral capstone experience:

  • IU Health—pediatrics, inpatient acute care, outpatient
  • Hope Academy—a charter school providing education and support for teens recovering from addiction
  • Flanner House—services to support, advocate, and empower individuals, children, families, and older adults in the local community
  • Special Olympics—sellness and health for athletes with special needs
  • Village of Merci—provides residential and community opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities
  • Indiana Parkinson Foundation—services to those with Parkinson's disease and their families
  • Franciscan PACE—program for all-inclusive care of the elderly
  • First Steps—early intervention for ages 0-3
  • Eskenazi Health—primary care, mental health, outpatient, inpatient acute care