The following article was published in the Higher Education Program (HEP) Spring 2018 Newsletter. While it was written by a student in the HEP, the advice is applicable to capstone projects and thesis in any MAIS concentration.
"The HEP thesis or project is the capstone of your Master’s Degree within the MAIS degree. For those of you just beginning your program, those that are in the thick of it, and those that are nearing the end, I have a few pieces of advice that I hope will help you on your own project/thesis journey.
In the end, and even if you take every bit of advice from the most knowledgeable of your friends, colleagues, and faculty advisors, you will be asked to make important, and seemingly Earthshattering choices at every step of this process. Being asked to submit revisions or corrections, needing to go back to rework entire sections, and the occasional urge to scrap it all and start fresh are very real experiences you will have for yourself on your personal project/thesis journey."
Written by Andrew E. Bunting, a MAIS Alumni from the Higher Education program. Andrew works in George Mason University’s Office of Admissions, where he serves as the Director of Admissions Operations. His research interests include student choice in the admissions process, and how institutional marketing efforts affect those choices.