School for the Science of Health Care Delivery

Student Research

Aligning with the mission and vision of the School for the Science of Health Care Delivery, it is of utmost importance that our students not only demonstrate mastery of the concepts learned through our programs, but that they demonstrate the ability to apply this knowledge throughout various areas of the health care industry. There are two avenues through which our students become involved with these applied learning projects:

  • Capstone Projects (graduate students)
  • Barrett Honors Thesis/Creative Project (undergraduate honors students)

What is a Capstone Project?

Designed for graduate students, these applied projects allow students to apply the concepts covered in the classroom with an ongoing project in the community. The projects will stem from one of three research methodologies:

  • Quality Improvement
  • Project Management
  • Applied Research

What is a Barrett Honors Thesis/Creative Project?

Undergraduate honors students within the School for the Science of Health Care Delivery have the unique opportunity to complete an honors thesis or creative project. Much like the Capstone Project, students become engaged with faculty members and community partners to apply their learning throughout the entire honors experience in the real-world environment. For more information on the Barrett Honors college, please visit