What is the difference between Capstone and the Practicum requirement?

September 23, 2022

Capstone refers to the three course sequence required for Early-Career students. Capstone includes either an organization-sponsored applied project or a faculty-sponsored research project. These courses include IMT 569, IMT 596 and IMT 597.

Practicum refers to the one course required for Early-Career Accelerated students and can take the form of an organization-sponsored applied project, an internship or a research project sponsored by an iSchool faculty member. This course is IMT 599.

The Capstone project occurs over three quarters (a 30-week experience), whereas the Practicum is a one-term 10-week experience.

The Capstone or Practicum is optional for Mid-Career students.